Fairy Tale Activities: "Jack & the Beanstalk" Storytelling Slider Craft

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Do you read the fairy tale ”Jack and the Beanstalk”?

It’s one of my students’ favorites and perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.

With that in mind, I designed this quick, easy and fun fairy tale “slider” craftivity, which will help your students retell the story in the correct sequential order.

There are 3 “cover” options to choose from. All involve straight, easy-peasy cutting.

Students color the story elements on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.

Because there are many versions of “Jack and the Beanstalk” I’ve also included 3 “slider strip” options.

Pick the one that matches the story that your read.

As children pull on the end of the “slider-strip” the various pictures go through the “window”.

When everyone is done, retell the story as a whole group. Have students pull the cottage (setting) into view. Call on a child to explain what is happening in that graphic. Continue calling on students ’til the tale has been told.

For more reinforcement, have children pick a partner and take turns retelling the story to each other.

I introduce the lesson by reading “Jack & the Beanstalk”, then share my completed "slider craft” with my students.

So that you can quickly, and easily make an example, I’ve included full-color patterns, along with the BW for students.

After I read the story, we retell the tale together, using the picture prompts on my slider.

I have them guess which story element they think comes next, before I pull the picture through the “window”.

My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a fairy tale slider of their own.

Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.

I’ve included a “Let’s “sequence the story” activity for this, where students color and trim the picture tiles then glue them in the correct order on their worksheet.

There’s a larger, full-color option so you can do this as a fun whole-group activity with little ones.

There are also several “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheets, as another way to check comprehension, plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers and other transitions.

Use the colorful templates to do this as a whole group activity with younger folks.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a fun-filled time as you “slide” through language arts.

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