The information needed to do a
successful comprehensive story
retelling in grades K-1
• We are glad you took time tonight in
order to be here.
• Why is a comprehensive retelling
• What does it look and sound like?
• How can we help our children gain
success in retelling?
WHAT IS NEEDED IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH A SUCCESSFUL RETELL?
RETELL: IF A STUDENT READS WITH ACCURACY AND FLUENCY, CHECK
THEIR RETELL BY ASKING THEM, “WHAT DID YOU JUST READ?” IF THE
CHILD HAS A DIFFICULT TIME REMEMBERING, TEACH THEM THE STP
AFTER THE CHILD READS A PAGE-
S- STOP AND ASK WHAT THEY JUST READ
T-THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY JUST READ. HAVE THEM CLOSE THEIR
EYES AND TRY TO PICTURE THE TEXT.
P-PARAPHRASE BRIEFLY TELL WHAT THEY JUST READ
GOOD READERS CREATE MENTAL IMAGES AS THEY READ.
VISUALIZATION HELPS THE READER REMEMBER AN UNDERSTAND WHAT
Once students are able to tell you what they have read on a page, we can now
use the Beginning-Middle-End strategy with them. This will help get a full
comprehensive retell of the story.
When using the B-M-E strategy we are looking for accurate sequencing.
Beginning should include the characters and perhaps the setting and problem in
Middle should include some events related to the story.
End should confirm the resolution to the story.
With this age student- the goal is not to remember everything, but rather to
tell the most important events in sequence.