Ms. Becton’s second grade Title I students at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School used a Retelling Road to practice retelling the important elements of a story in order:

  • setting,setting
  • characters,characters
  • problem,
  • events in the beginning, middle and endbeginning
  • and the solution.solution


Ms. Becton created a “road” that included all of these elements.

Retelling Road


She instructed the students to walk down the road and retell these elements as they passed each picture.

Walking the Retelling Road

retelling road start


retelling road characters