The students have been practicing how to retell or recount a text. In previous weeks, we used the ‘story mountain’/’story arc‘, to help us retell and discuss the characters, settings, main events, problem, solution (resolution) and end of a story.

The students have used the 5 finger retelling technique to retell a fictional story. We have also explored and practiced how to make connections with what we read.

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As part of our inquiry into non-fiction resources, we have focused on finding the main idea and related facts in non-fiction texts. The students will continue to practice these skills by using graphic organises and responding to their reading. 

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