Polar Bear What Do You Hear Story Wheel Craft, Puzzle Center & Writing Prompt

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Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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”Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” by Bill Martin is one of my Y5s all-time favorite stories.

With that in mind, I designed this “Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” story wheel craftivity, which is a quick, easy & fun way to assess comprehension and practice the sequencing and retelling a story standards.

Teacher Comments:

  • "Absolutely love this! Awesome retell activity."
  • "Easy to use. Fun and provides hands-on learning."
  • "My students loved these resources and were very engaged."

There are full color patterns to use for centers, plus a black and white pattern so your students can make their own.

When everyone is done with their story wheel, have children pick a partner, and take turns retelling the story.

We sometimes do this with our reading buddies.

As a comprehension-assessment tool, and for fine motor practice, another option is to make the “Polar Bear Pie Puzzles”.

As with the story wheel, I’ve also included colorful patterns for a center and BW templates so students can color, cut and arrange their own.

There are 5 different puzzle-base options.

(See PREVIEW for samples.)

There's also a writing prompt worksheet, where students write what happened in the story, which will further check comprehension and reinforce chronological writing.

If you’re studying fractions, be sure and take a teachable moment to review that vocabulary and information.

These activities appeal to a variety of ages & abilities.

Teacher Comments:

  • "Great activity for my preschool groups! They loved the story wheel."
  • "I used this with my kindergarten and 1st grade students. They really enjoyed this activity!"
  • "Love the versatility of this activity!"

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping all the sounds you hear in school are happy ones, filled with giggles galore.

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