I'm Thinking of a Story
Students begin to identify and summarize the main ideas and plot of a story. They are told that they are going to play a guessing game. The teacher says; "I'm thinking of a story, and you can try to guess what it is after I've told you the beginning, middle, and end. If you know before I have finished, hold your hand up and listen to the rest of the description to make sure you have guessed the correct story.