Valuable lesson of retelling page 151
Sometimes the easiest thing in teaching is overlooked by me -- having students retell a story (or chapter) from memory. I liked the easy format the Beers used to set up a graphic organizer. My students use them all of them time to organize their thoughts and break down large assignments into more manageable ones.
I can see myself typing up a Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then chart and using it right away this fall.
Hopefully they can transfer this retelling skill into their other classes and in examining movies, tv shows, etc.