Do you read “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat”
by Lucille Colandro?
It’s perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story”
With that in mind, I designed this quick, easy and fun storytelling “slider” craftivity
, that will help your students retell the tale in the proper order.
the objects on the “slider strip” then cut
As they pull on the end of the “slider” 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 “Little Old Lady” craftivity home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards
Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension
I’ve included a “sequence the story” worksheet
for this, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order
on the blank worksheet.
I introduce the lesson by reading ”The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat”
, then share my completed "slider craft” with my students.
So that you can quickly and easily make an example, I’ve included a full-color
After I read the story, we retell the tale together
using the picture prompts on my slider. I have them guess
which object they think the little old lady ate 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.
I’ve also included a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet
, as another way to check comprehension
plus practice sequential writing
, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers
or other transitions.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy storytelling sliders
as much as mine do.
If there's a story you'd like to have a slider for, I do take requests
. Simply leave a note in the "Ask a Question" section, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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