We read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle to focus on story sequence and character identification in October for "Spider Week." We read the story and identify the characters together. Then I select students to be the characters- acting out/retelling the story as we go along. We then use the story sequence graphic organizer to draw a picture of each character in the story and practice retelling it in partners. The students have so much fun making the sounds of the animals and retelling the story in order using the graphic organizer using the repetitive text patterns. Happy spider week!