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Language and Communication include relevant details in story retell  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


To include relevant details in retelling a simple story or describing a picture.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Curriculum level:L1b
TAP skill:Expressive Language
TAP level:TAP56
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Story Retelling

Short stories

'Who, Where, When, What happened, What happened next, the end', prompt cards.


Tell the story yourself first.

Discuss the prompt cards with the children, and explain that it is important they remember to answer all of the questions on the cards when they are telling their stories.

Have one child at a time take a turn to retell the story. Go over the cards to see if they have included all the details.

If it is a familiar story to the child you could just give them time to remember it instead of telling it yourself first.

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