Once introduced, the talking strip can be used:

  • in shared reading to retell the main events using an enlarged or projected strip
  • at the end of guided reading in the lesson wrap-up
  • as an independent activity after guided reading. Students could retell the text orally, draw illustrations or record notes
  • as a home reading activity.

Thanks to Chrissy Ward for adapting this resource.

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