Read and retell the story of Jack Be Nimble with a set of retell pocket chart cards.
Use Nursery Rhymes to Teach Reading Comprehension for Kindergarten
Have you ever been in the middle of reading something and realized you had no idea what it was about? Good reading comprehension requires the ability to reword and store ideas in our memory as we read. We help children to learn this skill by having them retell stories. Story retelling helps early readers by
- Developing Sequence Skills
- Increasing comprehension and understanding of text
- Developing memory skills
- Improves engagement in the classroom
This pocket chart retelling activity is a great way for students to develop their reading comprehension skills. Students will read and retell the story of Jack Be Nimble with pocket chart cards containing words and images. This activity can be used with preschool and kindergarten students.
Through this activity, students will increase overall reading comprehension and sequencing skills.
Differentiate and Scaffold Sequencing Activities
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading comprehension lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
- Invite students to use a visual of story elements such as an anchor chart or classroom poster.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
- Encourage students to further their learning by explaining their reasoning of the order they sorted the images on the cards.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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- Reading groups
- Lesson warm-ups
- End of the day wrap-ups
- Fast finisher activities
- Homework assignments
Pair this resource with our Jack Be Nimble Teaching Slides and Worksheet Pack.
This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter collaborator.
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