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Video Example: Retelling a Story

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  1. Read Background and Transcript.
  2. Watch video and record observations on Watch Me Grow worksheet.
  3. See which measures we think are reflected by the evidence!
  4. Explore additional information from the California Preschool Curriculum Framework and California Preschool Learning Foundations.

1. Video Background and Transcript

Luigi lives with his mother and father and has no siblings. Spanish is his dominant home language, but he speaks both English and Spanish while at preschool. He has attended a dual-language preschool for 1.5 years. Luigi plays cooperatively with other children and has several close friends. In this video, he is listening as a peer reads a story. He listens to the story, and places the characters on the felt board, as the story is being read. Transcript

2. Watch Video: Retelling a story


3. Measures Reflected by the Evidence 

The teacher initially used this clip to document the student’s understanding and response to English literacy activities, yet a good piece of evidence might address multiple measures. We are not assigning a developmental level, but rather saying that this video clip could be evidence for the measures. Measures Reflected by the Evidence: Storytelling

4. For more information, explore California’s Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 1, for:

  • Listening in English-language development - Use language and literacy activities that contain repetitive refrains - Volume 1, page 193 and Flannel Board Activity: An Example of Building Listening Skills- page 191
  • Comprehension and analysis of text in language and literacy development - Plan the environment to support independent story retellings - Volume 1, page 150
  • Interest in literacy in language and literacy development - Make stories come alive and encourage the children to do the same - Volume 1, page 152


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