Retelling Rubrics

Tutor says: Start at the beginning and tell me what happened in this story:

Please note it doesnít have to be in the exact words.

Highlight the boxes included in the childís retelling.

Total the points at the botto        

Fiction

 

Nonfiction

Beginning

Middle

End

 

Beginning

Middle

End

(2 pt.)

Gives accurate information in sequence using rich detail

 

(2 pt.)

Discusses similarities or connections to other text, events, experiences

(1 pt.)

Describes the conclusions

 

 

(1pt.)

States or infers place and/or time.

(1pt.)

Recalls major events

(1pt.)

Describes or implies resolution of problem

(1 pt.)

Describes the main topic

 

(1 pt.)

Clearly describes the theme and authorís purpose

(1 pt.)

Requires limited prompting for the retelling

 

(1pt.)

Describes main character

(1pt.)

Recalls story in logical sequence

(1pt.)

Retelling has sense of fluency/flow

(1 pt.)

Describes some important ideas using key vocabulary

 

(1 pt.)

Used pictures to predict topic, key ideas, important details

 

 

(1pt.)

Names or implies problem

(1pt.)

Elaborates major events with relevant details

 

 

 

 

 

(1pt.)

Sounds like the beginning of a story

(1pt.)

Text-reader interaction evident through personal connections

 

 Total Score____/10                                                            Total Score____/10

What did you learn from reading this book? What else did you learn about ______ as you were reading this book?

Did you like this book? Why or why not?

Why do you think the author wrote this book?