Sunday, September 25, 2011

Three Billy Goats Gruff - A Retelling


Being able to retell a book that has been heard several times is a key indicator in a child's readiness to read. The above video is a retelling by "J" of the Norwegian folktale, "The Three Billy Goats Gruff". He confidently tells the story with his own special flare. The details that children include during a retelling serve as a determining factor into seeing if a child may be an emergent reader. From the findings of E. Sulzby, (Professor of Education at the University of Michigan and is best known for her pioneering work in emergent literacy) (1985), states that children eventually move from pointing and labeling pictures in a book, to "reading" a story through the illustrations, to telling the story using book language, and finally to reading conventionally using the text of a story. Enjoy this very well done retelling of Norwegian folktale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." (It may have to buffer.)

6 comments:

Sofia said...

I love how you tech us to read The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Love Sofia.

Christa said...

This was so cute, what a great job he did! Bryn brought this same book home in her 'book in a bag' for tonight & I really enjoyed her reading/retelling the story to me. Thanks so much for this wonderful blog :)

Kristen Tiurchy said...

Thank you for sharing that with us. We so much enjoyed watching it and sent it to everyone!!!

Elissa Schuetz said...

Good job James! I know how little time teachers have to do extra special things like that, so kudos to the "Mallards" for such a treat for family and friends to see. :)

Suna Kantor said...

This was so fun to see! I am really enjoying the book in a bag and hearing Trey read them to me! Thanks

Crissy said...

What a storyteller!! :) Watching these kids learn is really fun.