This idea, shared by Sherry Flodder, captures students’ attention by having them earn the opportunity to act as a reporter during a class field trip. Not going on any more field trips this year? Not a problem! You can apply this lesson idea to any school events, class activities, or even…
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It may depend on the grade, but this is one of my favorite lessons to teach narrative elements, http://fairydustteaching.blogspot.com/2011/01/walking-path-of-fairy-tale.html It’s easy to adapt to teach most grades or to focus on only one of the narrative elements. Older students can complete this in small groups and label their visual clues. In addition to retelling the story, I suggest having the students write something to check for understanding. For Kindergarten I had the kids draw pictures and write sentences of something that happened in the beginning, middle, end. I also have a graphic organizer for older students that I’d be happy to send you.
This is a great way to help children with retelling a story. It builds comprehension, sequencing and it is fun! It is simple - on a long piece of bulletin board paper - draw a winding path. At the beginning of the path, draw a visual clue of the first event…After drawing the story, let the children color it in and add any missing details. When finished, give children the opportunity to walk the Storytelling Pathway and retell the story!
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