Restaurant Retell with Mrs. Hanley and Mrs. Schultz Classes
The 3rd grade students at Hahntown Elementary participated in a “Restaurant Retell” on Friday, October 25. Mrs. Hanley and Mrs. Schultz transformed their classrooms into a themed environment called “Rosie Retells Redroof Restaurant.” The boys and girls were instantly excited with even the smallest changes, such as tablecloths, menus, and a restaurant sign!
During Restaurant Retell, the students were engaged in activities that required them to practice an important reading skill, which is retelling. The students created a retelling “sandwich” to use as a visual aid to assist them with including the necessary parts of a good story retell.
Pairs took turns choosing books from the “Book Buffet” line. They read their book with a partner, and then retold it using their retelling sandwich. Then, each student was given a menu with the “Daily Specials”, which included three different reading passages. Once they “placed their order”, they went back to their seats, read their passage, and used a graphic organizer to retell what they had read. Finally, each group received a menu that had various snack options. The lesson was wrapped up as each student had time to enjoy their snack and reflect on the fun they had during restaurant retell!