Do you read fairy tales to your students?
It’s one of our favorite genres, with “Jack and the Beanstalk” a special favorite.
With that in mind, I designed 2 storytelling wheels.
They are a quick, easy & fun way to help practice the “retelling & sequencing a story” standards.
There are two, full color cover options, so teachers can easily make a sample to share; plus black & white patterns, so your students can color their own.
Pick your favorite, or give children a choice.
Because there are many versions of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale, I’ve included three different “pie” wheels, which feature the various “treasures” the giant owns.
Choose the graphic wheel that matches the story you read.
When everyone is done with their wheel, take a moment to retell the story as a whole group.
Start by turning the wheel to the cottage, then call on a student to explain what’s going on in that picture.
You can also ask questions like, “Is this one of the settings in the story?” “Is this picture from the beginning, middle or end of the fairy tale?” etc.
For further reinforcement, have children pick a partner and take turns sharing their wheels with each other.
Sometimes we do this with our older, reading buddies.
For writing practice, and to check comprehension, have students complete one of the “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheets, then color it.
There’s a full color template so you can quickly make an example to share, or do as a whole group activity with little ones.
For more practice, and to check comprehension, as well as the ability to sequence the story, have children color, cut & glue one of the “Let’s Sequence Jack and the Beanstalk” worksheets.
I’ve also included a larger, colorful copy to do as a whole group, while reading the fairy tale, or as a review afterwards.
I hope your students enjoy making a storytelling wheel as much as mine do. Wishing you a fun-filled time “turning & learning”.
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