STEPS
TOOLS

First, for the thumb. Think about the story you just read. What big idea was the author trying to convey? Or, in other words, tell what the MAIN IDEA was for the story.

For the first three fingers of the hand, tell THREE DETAILS from the story. They should all relate to the main idea!

Finally, for the pinkie finger, TELL WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END of the story. You're finished. Great retell!

  • Main Idea
  • Detail
  • Detail
  • Detail
  • Detail
  • Final Thought