Having the ability to share a story with another person or group is the core foundation of spreading knowledge. Being able to accurately retell a story is one of the easiest ways to display a highly level of comprehension. Getting in the habit of retelling what you just read is a great way to improve your comprehension and help make the story more concrete for yourself. As a teacher if you inform your class that they will need to recount the story they are about to read, you are sure to have them pay greater attention to detail throughout the read.
When recounting a story, it is important to note the main and supporting characters as well as where they appear within the story. Good storytellers will often break down the story into three parts the beginning, middle, and end. The beginning usually establishes the setting and the main characters involved. The middle introduces the problem and supporting characters. The end is where the solution or outcome is reached. When you complete your recount, the audience should be able to clearly see the challenges or problems and how a solution was reached.