Have your child either read or listen to a narrative story. After they have finished either reading or listening they will need to retell what happened in their own words to ensure a full understanding of the text. Prompting cards can assist with this activity. Label one index card for each of the following words; setting characters, problem, events (first, next, then), resolution (finally). Ask then to lay the cards out on the table in order (setting, characters, problem, events, and resolution). Have them point to each card as they tell you what happened in the story. If they seem to be having a difficult time with this activity, then have them draw pictures on each of the labeled to assist in their oral expression of the story. This activity can also be done with expository text. You will label the cards as follows for expository; what, where, when, how, why, who. A picture can also be drawn on these cards as well.