Friday, February 27, 2009

Retelling of Wolf's Chicken Stew

The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza is a favorite in our classroom. Our first experience with it was on the 100th Day of School. We read the story to the students during read-aloud time at the beginning of the day. During a Reader's Workshop mini-lesson, we told the story again by using a flannel board. The boys and girls loved the story so much that it became a highly requested book for the students to read during our Literacy Stations. Because the students related so well to the simplistic storyline of the text, we used it to teach a comprehension mini-lesson on sequence of events and a writing mini-lesson on responding to literature by retelling the story in their writing. During our share chair time in Reader's Workshop, small groups used the flannel board to retell the story in their own words for their classmates. Below is a video of such a retelling. If you have a chance to see our Standards-based Bulletin board outside our room, you will be able to read a few of the retellings the students wrote.


Sharon Snow said...

Great job A, J, and G! What a wonderful retelling of the story!

dayle timmons said...

Love, love, LOVE this retelling with the flannel board!

Suzanne said...

I love the flannel board retelling!Gets me thinking about so many other possibilities.