- “Students had a blast! I had extra copies and many took them home to make an additional project!”
- “My students loved the projects and it really helped them with retelling.”
- “Love, love, love this! Great for my kindergarten and first graders practice their retellings.”
"Goldilocks and the 3 Bears” is one of my students’ favorite fairy tales and perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.
With that in mind, I designed this quick, easy and fun ”Goldilocks & the 3 Bears” “slider” craftivity, which will help your students retell the story in the proper order.
There are 4 outside slider options to choose from. (Mama, Papa & Baby bear, plus Goldilocks). Pick your favorite or give children a choice.
Students color the story elements on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.
As they pull on the end of the “slider-strip” the various pictures go through the “tummy window”, so that children 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 the fairy tale, then 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.
After I read the story, we retell the tale together, using the picture prompts on my storytelling 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 “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears” fairy tale slider of their own.
Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.
- "I needed an activity that the students could do while I assessed them on story elements. This was perfect!"
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 2, “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. (Beginning-Middle-End) can also be reviewed.
- The kids are having a blast writing the retelling in Writers Workshop."
You can do this as a whole group activity with little ones.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy storytelling sliders as much as mine do.
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