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ERIC Number: ED490185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Exploring Comprehension through Retelling: A Teacher's Story. Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K-3) Series
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)
In a Pacific island village, there was a grade 2 teacher teacher in a local village school. She has established a 90-minute daily literacy block in which she focuses on literacy-related activities. As she sits with her students during the literacy block, she realizes some of them are having difficulty comprehending text, and many are unable to retell the stories they have just read or listened to. Rita wants to help her students develop better retelling strategies. She knows practice will improve their ability to think critically and increase their level of comprehension, language development, and the awareness of story structure. Recently, she has been reading some professional journals focused on comprehension through retelling and is eager to try teaching retelling in new ways. Written by the staff of the Pacific Communities with High-performance In Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD) project at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), this booklet, first of the five-part Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K-3) Series, provides a brief overview of assessment for learning and is designed to familiarize Pacific teachers with classroom assessment and its link to teaching in support of student learning and growth. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.