Games for the classroom: FREE Read and retell game. Love this idea to pass the dice around the room and have 6 students roll and retell. or I could roll as the teacher and choose students to retell. This would also work great for small reading groups.
A bulletin board twist to the common analogy ~ writing a paragraph is like making a great hamburger: you need a top and a bottom bun (opening and closing sentences), with lots in the middle (the details/body).