Thursday, November 8, 2012

Noah's Ark Retelling Cards

Hello!  I am Lauren from Teacher Mom of 3 and am so very excited for this new blogging adventure!   I wanted to share with you a little about my Noah's Ark Retelling Cards.

This Noah's Ark themed activity gets kids out of their seats to practice retelling a story.  Yes, you can use this with any story!  This "walk and talk" is a fun kinesthetic way for children to learn the components in a retelling.  You can also use this as an informal assessment when checking for understanding.

Simply print on card stock, laminate, and arrange the cards on the floor. Students walk along the path and retell a story after reading. The picture and explanations on the cards prompt students to give a detailed retelling (character, setting, problem, solution, et al).  I use this with my reading intervention groups and they absolutely love it!  This early in the year, we have not covered all parts of a retelling, so I only use the ones that we have learned.  

Almost all of my students by first grade (if not before) are familiar with Noah's story, so I can really help them to connect their prior knowledge to a new story they are reading.

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I hope you and your students enjoy this activity as much as mine did!

Blessings to you and yours!



  1. Lauren,

    Thank you so much for this great post. I look forward to seeing more.


  2. I love this idea, Lauren! I can use these cards during reading group this week - we just finished the story of Noah's Ark! Cindy

  3. Thanks, Ladies! And Cindy, for once I had the right timing! Have a super weekend! Lauren