Help your students retell a simple fictional text using a paragraph frame for support! In this activity, students will read a short story about a family's camping trip and then summarize it by filling in the blanks.
After independent reading, have students record and reflect. Young readers will demonstrate their ability to summarize and respond to their reading, and a log is a fun way for them to track their progress. Make copies of this log to use again and again!
Engage students in reading by having them share books with peers. Students prepare for giving a book talk in which they'll describe what happens in the book, their favorite part, and whether or not they would recommend the book to a friend.
Paragraph Frame Worksheet for Fictional Text Retell
Use this paragraph frame worksheet to support ELs as they navigate through the process of retelling text using transition words. This template can be used as a scaffold for any fictional text in the classroom!
After reading informational books, have students share a summary with a partner. Then have them write out their retelling using this worksheet. Students will be masters of their topics when all is said and done!
After reading nonfiction books, encourage students to share what they’ve learned by writing letters to a family member. Students will use this letter template to share the name of the book and a detailed summary of what they learned.
Who doesn't love sharing about a good book? Your students will love writing and drawing about their books in this reading comprehension activity. After students read independently, have them share about what they read using this fun worksheet.