Here’s an activity that I use with my littles in both whole group and small group that has helped them with retelling and summarizing.
Basically, the students use chips or manipulatives to fill in the grid while they are retelling. They can not use more than 20 chips in any one retelling…or in any one summation of the main idea. For students who have mastered summation in 20 words or less…I change it to 10 words or less. Check out my Bright Ideas post on this topic by clicking here.
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Each Monday I’ll feature a different fluency topic!
How do you develop comprehension in your learners?