Do you read ”The Jacket I Wear In The Snow”
by Shirley Neitzel?
It’s one of my students’ favorite winter stories and perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story”
With that in mind, I designed this quick, easy and fun ”Jacket In The Snow”
“slider” craftivity, which will help your students retell
the story in the proper order.
There are 5 outside slider options
to choose from. Pick your favorite or give children a choice. See PREVIEW for samples.
Students color the story elements
on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it 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 craftivity home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.
I introduce the lesson by reading the book ”The Jacket I Wear In The Snow”
, 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, as well as black & white 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 “Jacket I Wear In The Snow” storytelling 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 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.
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