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Teacher Stuff: It’s Chart Day!!

5 Finger Retelling

from Skinned Knees & Shoelaces

Teacher Stuff: It’s Chart Day!!

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.A Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. Critique: I would put this at a fourth grade level, but any grade level could do it. i think the activity is simple and makes a lot of sense. The students can work on retelling the story, but they do not need materials. They can just use their hand. i would not change this…

Many kids have a hard time retelling/summarizing a passage or story. This simple hand trick helps them tell only the most important parts of the story. One teacher I know keeps these ...