The Very Hungry Bear by Nick Bland Story Retell Activities

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PreK - 1st
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  1. Use these literacy packs to help guide your students through an exploration of fictional literature. Your students will learn the skills of critical thinking through QAR (Question and Response) comprehension activities, retells and story sequencing and much more.These book companion packs are perfec
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This activity pack will assist your students to practice retelling and sequencing stories. It's jam-packed with fun activities such as story sliders, masks and cut-outs to help take students through the sequencing of a story.

PLEASE NOTE: the text from the book/whole book as a download is NOT included in this pack due to copyright restrictions. You can purchase the book from any good bookshop or your school library will have a copy. This download is an accompaniment to the book, you will need to have read or currently be reading this book with your students before starting these activities.

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Inside this easy-to-use pack you will find:

  • Characters and Setting Images Cut Outs (use on the board)
  • Character Masks (dress up and retell)
  • Story Sequencing Activity (practice sequencing)
  • Character Profiles (what types of characters are they?)
  • Character Venn Diagram (compare characters)
  • Character Needs and Wants (compare characters needs against their wants)
  • Story Slider (perfect for story retells)



Foundation Year English:

Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes (ACELA1430)

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)

Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (ACELA1786)

Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575)

Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators (ACELT1577)

Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783)

Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578)

Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images (ACELT1580)

Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650 



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.


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