How to Retell Stories Well
Storytelling helps students develop expressive vocabulary and promote story comprehension. When you tell a story, you are reliving that situation and activating visualization, thinking, and imagination abilities. There are many ways you can retell a story, but we have some creative ways to help them get better at storytelling for kids.
You ask your child to retell a story with the help of pictures. Draw the series of events that they wish to highlight. This way, they are not only improving their storytelling skills and vocabulary but also their drawing.
Another thing you can do is ask your child to retell the story while standing. This way, the kid won't even realize he/ she is developing a new skill – confidence. Since birth, most children are pampered and not pushed to an extent, and break their boundaries often lack confidence.
Make your child learn new words every day and ensure they apply them in their daily conversation or while storytelling.
Read a story to yourself, or listen to someone read a story to you.
Think about the most important parts of the story. What was it about?
What happened at the beginning, middle, and end?
A quick outline for you to work with.
Think about the story. Can you identify the three basic parts?
What happens at the beginning of the story?
In the boxes below, retell the story using words and pictures.
Listen to the story. Write down the most important things that
happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
This flow chart will guide you through the process.
What problem happens at the beginning of the story? What is the solution to the problem?
Listen to the story. Then retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story on the lines below.
Think about your favorite fairy tale. Retell the story using words and pictures.
Write what happens in the beginning, middle and
end of the story.
Top 5 key details in the order that they happened:
Retell the main events of the story in sequential order.
Block out everything that has happened or will.
A great way to recount your key ideas.
Express your thoughts about a story by drawing it.