Storytelling wheels are a quick, easy & fun way for students to practice the “retelling & sequencing” a story standards.
There are 5 “print & go” options to choose from.
One with all three bears featured on the front, as well as a circle with the title on, and 4 “topper” options: Goldilocks, Papa, Mama & Baby bear.
(Check out the PREVIEW for examples.)
Pick your favorite, or give students a choice.
There are full color patterns to use for an independent center, as well as a sample to share, plus black & white/ patterns, so students can make their own.
When everyone is done, practice retelling the fairy tale “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears,” using the manipulative. Everyone starts by turning their wheel so that the 3 bears appear in the “pie-slice window”, then call on a child to begin the story,
Continue to turn the wheel, calling on different students to tell you that portion of the story explaining the “picture prompt”.
When you get to the sixth-pie slice, showing the broken chair, have children unfasten the brass brad and flip their wheel over, to reveal the last half of the story.
I’ve also included a “backside” pattern, where students simply flip their wheel over to finish telling the rest of the fairy tale, without having to take their wheel out.
Afterwards, have students pick a partner and take turns sharing their wheels with each other. Sometimes we do this with our older, reading buddies.
This is a quick, easy & fun way to check comprehension too.
For writing practice, have students complete the “Here’s What Happened” writing prompt worksheet, then color it.
There’s a full color template so you can quickly & easily make an example to share, or do as a whole group activity with little ones.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you and your students enjoy “turning & learning”.