My students really enjoy the fairy tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff”?
It’s an old-fashioned favorite and perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.
With that in mind, I designed this quick, easy and fun Billy Goats Gruff “slider” craftivity, which will help your students retell the story in the proper order.
- “Great resource!” “My students LOVED this!”
- “So much fun!”
- “Cute activity for retelling.” “A nice way to extend the read aloud.””
There are 3 outside slider options to choose from. Two options have a straight cut square for easy-peasy cutting, while the other is a “cut me out” troll, for those with more scissor experience.
Students color the story elements on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together. (All 3 options use the same “slider strip”).
As children pull on the end of their “slider” the various pictures go through the “window”, so that students can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their craftivity home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.
I introduce the lesson by reading story. (I’ve also included 3 links to short, animated YouTube videos)
Afterwards, I share my completed "slider craft” with my students.
So that you can quickly, and easily make an example, I’ve included full-color slider patterns, along with BW for kiddos.
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 “Billy Goats Gruff” craftivity of their own.
- "Love this pack!” "The kids really had fun with this!”
- “My students really enjoyed using this to retell the story and practice their sequencing.”
- "“Excellent resource.”" “Used this to enhance my fairy tale unit helped keep students engaged.”
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 “windows” then glue them in the correct order on their worksheet.
There’s 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. You can use the colorful template 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 the school year.
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