Storytelling wheels are a quick, easy & fun way for students to practice the “retelling & sequencing” a story standards.
There are 2 “print & go” options to choose from: one featuring a troll, the other the 3 billy goats.
Pick your favorite, or give students a choice.
There are full color patterns to use for an independent center, as well as a sample to share, plus a black & white pattern, so students can make their own.
When everyone is done, practice retelling the fairy tale "Three Billy Goats Gruff” using the manipulative. Everyone starts by turning their wheel so that the 3 goats appear in the “pie-slice window”, then call on a child to begin the story,
Continue to turn the wheel, calling on different students to tell you that portion of the story, explaining the “picture prompt”. You can also ask kiddos if this is the beginning-middle-or end of the tale.
Afterwards, have students pick a partner and take turns sharing their wheels with each other. Sometimes we do this with our older, reading buddies.
This is a quick, easy & fun way to check comprehension too.
For writing practice, have students complete the “Here’s What Happened” writing prompt worksheet, then color it. There are several different options to choose from.
Check the PREVIEW to see some samples.
To check comprehension, and reinforce the “sequencing a story” standards further, I’ve also included a “color, cut & glue” sequencing worksheet.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you and your students enjoy “turning & learning”.