Online Retellings using the Kids A-Z Student Management areaUsing Kids A-Z you can:
- Listen to students' recorded retellings for Benchmark Passages or Books.
- Score retellings using an online rubric and track student progress over time.
Assess how well students comprehend what is read with oral retellings. Use retellings in a three-part process with a Benchmark Passage or Benchmark Book running record and a comprehension quiz. The three-part assessment provides an in-depth analysis of a student's reading behavior and comprehension skills. Score retellings with Retelling Rubrics for fiction and nonfiction text.
Why Retelling Rubrics
Oral retellings with rubrics for scoring provide specific details expected from every student so teachers can judge each retelling with the same rigor. Retellings can happen quickly and easily after every reading experience once students understand what is expected. Retellings also provide opportunities for students to practice speaking skills important in language arts instruction.
How to Use Retelling Rubrics
If the student has difficulty retelling parts of the story or remembering certain details of the text, use prompts such as "Tell me more about..." or "What happened after...?".
Analyze the retelling for information the student gives about:
- Main ideas and supporting details
- Sequence of events
- Problem and solution
- Response to text-specific vocabulary and language