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How to retell a story

Thumb = Main Idea, Pointer Finger = One Detail , Middle Finger = One Detail, Ring Finger = One Detail , Pinkie Finger = Final Thought

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Let's retell the story of The Three Little Pigs. We'll use a hand as our guide to help us remember all the steps. First is the thumb. What was the MAIN IDEA of the story?

The Main Idea

The Main Idea

Next come the pointer, middle, and ring fingers. These are THREE DETAILS from the story. They should all relate to the main idea!

Three Details

Three Details

Finally, for the pinkie finger, give one final thought. Tell HOW THE STORY ENDS.

How Does the Story End?

How Does the Story End?

  • Main Idea
  • First Detail
  • Second Detail
  • Third Detail
  • Final Thought