LAFS.K.RL.1.2Archived Standard

With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: K
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved - Archived

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (course terminated))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010041: Language Arts - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7710011: Access Language Arts - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010200: Theatre - Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020 (course terminated))
5001010: Art – Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5013060: Music - Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5011000: Library Skills/Information Literacy Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
7701020: Access Art Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2019, 2019 and beyond)
7713020: Access Music Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2018 and beyond)
5004200: Theatre Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Related Resources

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Lesson Plans

Water Dancing:

In this lesson, students will learn about the movement of water. In particular, flow (as in the flow of a stream), force (as in the force of a rushing wave) and fall (as in the fall of water in a waterfall). Students will create movements to imitate water and culminate in a student-created movement and dance to a book and to music.

Type: Lesson Plan

Monkey Business: A Problem:

In this close reading lesson, the teacher will read aloud Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Students will answer text-dependent questions and explain the meaning of new vocabulary. They will identify sight words and choral read repetitive parts of the text. Students will identify the setting, characters, and important events (including the problem and solution) and record these on a story map. They will retell the story and create a tri-fold book with illustrations and sentences explaining the beginning, middle, and end of the story. After analyzing the text, students will draw and dictate or write to explain the problem and solution in the text.

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The Kissing Hand and A Pocket Full of Kisses: Compare and Contrast:

In this close reading lesson, students will compare and contrast the actions of the characters in two of Audrey Penn's beloved books, The Kissing Hand and A Pocket Full of Kisses. They will answer text-dependent questions, and they will describe and sequence story elements as they analyze the two books. Students will truly enjoy interacting with these two delightful stories!

Type: Lesson Plan

Five Little Monkeys: Comparing and Contrasting:

In this close reading lesson, students will compare and contrast the actions of the characters in two of Eileen Christelow's beloved books, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed and Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree. They will answer text-dependent questions and describe story elements as they analyze the two books. Students will truly enjoy interacting with these two delightful stories!

Type: Lesson Plan

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Take Him to School: Comparing and Contrasting:

In this close reading lesson, students will compare and contrast the actions of the characters in two of Laura Numeroff's beloved books, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to School. They will answer text-dependent questions, and they will describe and sequence story elements as they analyze the two books. Students will truly enjoy interacting with these two delightful stories!

Type: Lesson Plan

Speechless for Breakfast:

In this lesson, students will work together to "read" Pancakes for Breakfast, a wordless picture book by Tomie dePaola which shows the sequence of events the main character follows in preparing her own breakfast. Students will identify the story elements in the book based on its illustrations and retell the story by sequencing the important events. They will then create their own wordless picture book depicting their breakfast routine, presenting their routine and illustrations orally using complete sentences.

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Sequential Story Tellers:

In this lesson, students will become story sequencers as they participate in whole group, partner, and independent activities. Students will recall important events from the story The Little Red Hen and help generate a class story to demonstrate their understanding of beginning, middle, and end before completing their summative assessment. At the end of the lesson students will become authors of their own narrative when they write a sequential story of a special event. They will use suggestions and revisions from their peers and teacher to create a final draft of their narrative that will be shared with the class.

Type: Lesson Plan

The Grouchy Ladybug and The Mixed-Up Chameleon:

In this multi-day lesson, students will engage in a variety of literacy activities while reading The Grouchy Ladybug and The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. Students will answer text-dependent questions as they describe the characters, setting, and important events in the story. They will complete a story map and story sequence organizer and use them to retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of each story. Finally, they will use the two graphic organizers to plan their own narrative about what happens next to one of the characters.

Type: Lesson Plan

Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham?:

In this 5-day lesson, students will engage in a variety of activities using the beloved Dr. Seuss books, Green Eggs and Ham and Wacky Wednesday. Students will explain the roles of the author and illustrator of a story. They will identify rhyming words in the stories and produce additional words that rhyme. Students will answer text-dependent questions to complete a story map and sequencing graphic organizer about each story. Using the graphic organizers, students will retell the stories. Finally, students will choose their favorite Dr. Seuss book and write an opinion statement telling why the book is their favorite.

Type: Lesson Plan

Retelling the African Folktale Abiyoyo:

Students will learn about retelling and performing stories from other cultures.

Type: Lesson Plan

Fairy Tale Maps:

Students will begin to understand the concept of maps by describing the path that Little Red Riding Hood took on the way to Grandma's house.

Type: Lesson Plan

Adaptation of The Boy Who Cried "Wolf":

Students retell a story to reinforce sequencing. This activity focuses on retelling and performing a story that has been formatted from a traditional version to the setting of the Old West.

Type: Lesson Plan

Retelling a Story:

This lesson is part of a kindergarten unit on plot. In this lesson, students will listen to the story My Red Balloon by Eve Bunting and then practice retelling the story using important details from the text. Other lessons in this unit are attached as related CPALMS resources.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Once Upon a Retelling:

Identify and retell the main elements of a story in this interactive tutorial. Join Walter Wolf to find the characters, setting, and major events in his favorite story, The Three Little Pigs, and retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Student Center Activities

Comprehension: Name That Rhyme:

In this activity, students will match lines from nursery rhymes to their corresponding titles. As an extension activity, students will match titles (content area topics) to factual sentences.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Story Book:

In this activity, students will sequence events in a story using a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Story Line-Up:

In this activity, students will sequence events in a story.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Retell Recap:

In this activity, students will retell or summarize a story.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Retell Review:

In this activity, students will retell or summarize a story.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Retell Ring:

In this activity, students will retell a story using story question cards.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Retell Wheel:

In this activity, students will retell a story using a question retell wheel.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Sequence-A-Story:

In this activity, students will sequence events in a story.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Story Question Cube:

In this activity, students will discuss and record the elements of a story using a question cube.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Story Sequence Organizer:

In this activity, students will write the main events of a story in sequential order using a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Sum It Up:

In this activity, students will summarize text using a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: The Main Events:

In this activity, students will sequence events in a story using a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades K-5

Once Upon a Retelling:

Identify and retell the main elements of a story in this interactive tutorial. Join Walter Wolf to find the characters, setting, and major events in his favorite story, The Three Little Pigs, and retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. 

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Once Upon a Retelling:

Identify and retell the main elements of a story in this interactive tutorial. Join Walter Wolf to find the characters, setting, and major events in his favorite story, The Three Little Pigs, and retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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