Academic Choice: Comprehending & Retelling a Story

Grade 1 / ELA / Retelling
CCSS: ELA.RL.1.1 ELA.RL.1.2 ELA.RL.1.3

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

1

1st Grade

1

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

1

1st Grade

2

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

1

1st Grade

3

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Developed in Partnership with Council of Chief State
School Officers

Objective

Retell a fairy tale, including characters, setting, and events

Length

13 minutes

Questions to Consider

  • What steps does Ms. Porfirio take to prepare students for a successful retelling experience?
  • How does academic choice foster differentiated instruction?
  • What can you learn from Ms. Porfirio about elevating student voice in the classroom?

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  • Student Works.PDF

  • Worksheet: Learning Profile.PDF

  • Worksheet: Retelling Academic Choice.PDF

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Lesson Idea Academic Choice: Comprehending & Retelling a Story

Grade 1 / Ela / Retelling

Academic Choice: Comprehending & Retelling a Story