Have a Candy Corn Retelling
In first grade, your child is doing more than just learning how to string letters to form words and sentences; he's also learning about basic story structures—how stories have settings and characters and how stories take the reader from the beginning to the middle to the end.
One way to help your child improve his understanding of story structure is to have him retell a story. In a retelling, a child shares what he remembers and understands about a story. He recalls story events and describes what happened in sequence from beginning to end. In this activity, encourage your child to practice retelling the beginning, middle, and end of a story by using candy corn and foam to make retelling simple, sweet, and fun.
What You Need:
- A fun, seasonal book to read aloud to your child
- Craft foam in yellow, orange, and white
- A piece of cardboard backing
- Self-adhesive Velcro
- Black marker
- Candy corn