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”
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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