Adrienne Herrell & Michael Jordan (2002). 50 Active Learning Strategies for improving Reading Comprehension. Columbus, Ohio: Merrill Practice Hall.
Story Retelling Boxes: Using Props to Reenact Stories
Story reenactment (Herrell, 2000) is a strategy that requires students to retell the story in sequence with the use of simple costumes and/or props. Story retelling boxes are used to store the costumes and/or props students use to retell the story, either by dressing up in costumes and portraying the action or by using small props to retell the story and demonstrate the action. Story reenactment requires students to remember the sequence of the story, use some of the verbal interactions within the story to make characters come alive, and comprehend the main ideas in the story to portray the action.