In the retelling
of it I have left out most of the history.
After the story was read in the 6th-grade classroom, the students engaged in a familiar activity--a written retelling
. They were asked to write to a friend who had not read the story and tell that friend the story that had been read to them.
1) Do students who are taught reading using the written retelling
strategy score better on the Test of Written Language--2 (TOWL-2) over students that were not taught using this strategy.
as a Culturally Responsive Instructional Strategy Method
Because retells were scored quantitatively by the percent of pre-determined idea units included, it was hypothesized a prompt asking students to tell everything they remember would be associated with better scores than a prompt asking students to tell what a passage is "mostly about." Furthermore, it was hypothesized that students of various ability levels would have improved retells if provided an opportunity to re-read a passage silently prior to retelling
it, rather than delivering their responses immediately following a 1-minute timed oral reading fluency (ORF) component.
Another pool of data is the unaided retelling
of the text, supported by teacher questioning to elicit additional information about the child's understanding of the text.
When we first meet Cindy Arella, with 'mud on her gumboots and dirt in her eye' having just fed the chooks and milked the cows, we are positioned to just have a laugh at the ingenuity of this retelling
. It is the carnivalesque moment when the exalted and revered are brought down to size and the small and the weak inherit the earth that is of course, the timeless message of Cinderella.
Galeano collected these tales personally and combined similar versions into a retelling
and then in translation to English.
In the second (retelling
) phase, participants were asked to retell the account of the event they had described in the first phase.
Stahlberg develops a vocabulary of retelling
that she says could be used by a reviewer of a novel based on the Bible, or by a biblical scholar.
is rendered in beautiful 3-D computer illustrations that give life to the story more than any drawing could.
This DVD would be a valuable school resource from Reception to Year 6--the retelling
of the Persephone myth being quite sophisticated.