Lesson Plan Retelling with Paragraph Frames This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Read and Retell a Classic Story lesson plan. Academic
Students will retell a fictional text using a paragraph frame.
Students will be able to retell a fictional text with transition words using a paragraph frame.
Introduction (2 minutes)
Access prior knowledge of comprehension by showing a photograph of someone understanding what they are reading.
Write the word "comprehension" under the photograph.
Ask students what the picture shows and how the picture relates to the word comprehension.
Allow a few students to offer responses using details from the picture.
Explain to students that comprehension means understanding what you are looking at, reading, or discussing.
Explain to the students that today they will be learning unfamiliar words, transition words, and using a paragraph frame to help them retell a story.
Have the students choral chant the learning objective for the day: "I can retell a fictional text with transition words using a paragraph frame."