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Students retell a story in simple words and pictures.
Have students in grades 4 and up work in small groups or as a class to retell a story for younger students. Provide students with an opportunity to examine the "big books" that younger students have been exposed to and then ask students to use those big books as models as they create their own versions of books they have read. When the big books are completed, schedule a special event so the "authors" can share their work with the younger children.
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