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Do you study fairy tales as a genre? One of our favorites is “The 3 Little Pigs”, so I designed this quick & easy ”Three Little Pigs” “slider” craftivity, which will help your students practice the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.
There are 3 outside slider options to choose from. Pick your favorite or give children a choice. (See PREVIEW).
Students 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 children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their “Three Little Pigs” 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.
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 are 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.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy storytelling sliders as much as mine do.