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Jan 12, 2014

One Paragraph Retell


Now that my students have tackled the task of locating answers and responding in writing to questions about the text we have read ... I am teaching them how to develop a one paragraph retelling.

I developed this form to help scaffold them through the process.

Here is a completed student sample:

I can hardly wait to see the progress they will make over the next few weeks.

Click on the image of the template to download the form.


  1. As usual, I can hardly wait to try this with my class. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is great! The sentence starts will help so much! Thank you!

  3. Thank you! This format will be so helpful to my ELL students.