Throughout the week, I like to read lots of stories to my class. I also, choose one story as our focus story of the week where I teach different story elements and common core standards.
This week our focus story was: ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’. I read this story 3-4 times during the week focusing on a new story element each time we read.
This was our anchor chart for ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We do one part of the anchor chart at a time and activities to go with it. We are working hard on learning about the characters and setting of the story as well as retelling/sequencing a story. I really like to make anchor charts for our focus story of the week because students can refer to it throughout the week and I have really noticed a difference in their understanding and comprehension of a story.
Something I have to share:
One of my kiddos got done with their work early and asked if they could retell the story of ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ on the back of their paper. I said yes of course! I was not sure how they were going to do this, but when it was time to clean up this is what she showed me. WOW!!!!!