Spotlight on Strategies

Background

Students are exposed to a variety of texts and and media throughout the day. In order to monitor comprehension, educators can have students retell the important story elements. Devries (2011) stated "retelling is the readers' ability to name the main characters, state the problem, and relate events that lead to the climax and resolution" (pg. 187). Students can utilize graphic organizers to help retell story elements from texts or media that they are exposed too.

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