Thursday, October 31, 2013

Where's My Mummy?

My kiddos have really enjoy retelling the stories that we read.  The first story we retold was Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson  I modeled retelling this story for the class.  The next day we retold Where's My Mummy?.

I bought this retelling pack on Teachers Pay Teachers from Chalk Talk.

As you can see my kiddos were new to retelling and need some guidance as we went along.  So on Halloween we retold There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat. We did much better.

After we sequenced the story we check the story to see if were correct.  We had an awesome discussion about how both of these retellings were correct.  Some students put the Old Lady first because they saw here as swallowing everything.  Others said they put the Old Lady at the end because it looked like she was yelling all the Halloween stuff out.

I love that all of these activities were cooperative learning and active learning activities. Our school improvement goal is using active learning to engage our male learners.

You can get a copy of the There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat retelling cards here.

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