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Do you study fairy tales as a genre? One of our favorites is ”Little Red Riding Hood”, so I designed this quick, easy & fun storytelling “slider” craftivity, which will help your students practice the “sequencing & retelling a story” standards.
There are 3, “outside picture” options to choose from: grandma in bed, Little Red Riding Hood, plus the wolf.
Pick your favorite or give children a choice.
I’ve included simple, rectangular cutting templates for PK kiddos, as well as “cut me out” patterns for more experienced, scissor-skilled students.
Children color the story elements on the “slider strips” then cut and glue them together.
As they pull on the end of the “slider-strip” 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 “Little Red Riding Hood” slider 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, along with the black & white versions 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 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 “windows” then glue them in the correct order on their worksheet.
There’s also a, “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.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy storytelling sliders as much as mine do.