1-2-3 Come Do Some Sequencing & Retelling a Story Activities With Me
My students absolutely love this collection of stories, and they are perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.
This simple craft is a great addition to your St. Patrick’s Day activities too.
All of them are easy-peasy to cut, as they are in a box shape; however, you can also choose to cut around the patterns as well.
Check out the photo to the left to see which style you like best.
You decide what’s best for your students’ abilities. I personally like the cut out covers, which I do for all of my teacher samples.
As always, both color, as well as black & white patterns are included.
Children color, cut & glue their slider strips together, then insert it into the “slits” of their cover.
Since it only takes me about 8 minutes, to pre-cut the slits for my students, I do this prep with an X-acto knife, which saves me classroom time, by doing this step for my kiddos.
As they pull on the end of their “slider” the various pictures go through the “window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner.
I introduce the lesson by reading "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover" , then share my sample with the children.
We retell the tale together, using the picture prompts on the slider.
My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a “Granny Clover” slider of their own.
When they complete the craftivity, they pick a partner & take turns retelling the tale.
For an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension, I’ve also included a “Let’s sequence the story” worksheet, where students color and trim the picture tiles then glue them in the correct order on their worksheet.
Use the teacher’s colorful copy as a whole group activity, sequencing the story as you read it, then again as a review afterwards. Grab that teachable moment to practice ordinal numbers as well.
For writing practice, there’s also a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension, plus practice sequential writing.
Use the colorful template to do this as a whole group activity with younger kiddos, discussing beginning, middle & end.
If you aren't familiar with the book, you can click on the LINK & check out a reading of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover" on YouTube. It's less than 3 minutes long.
I like to show a quick video at the end of our day, which reinforces the lesson.
I also encourage my students to share their slider & storytelling skills with their family when they get home.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
The sun is endeavoring to peek out from behind the clouds, so I think I'll venture out with my pup Chloe, to breathe in some nice fresh air.
Wishing you a wonderful week, and a happy-go-lucky St. Paddy's Day.
"May the dreams you hold dearest be those which come true, and the kindness you spread, keep returning to you."