teaching resource

Retelling Caterpillar Writing Template

  • Updated

    Updated:  11 Sep 2023

Help students break down their retells with this cute caterpillar writing template.

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  6 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  F - 1

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

teaching resource

Retelling Caterpillar Writing Template

  • Updated

    Updated:  11 Sep 2023

Help students break down their retells with this cute caterpillar writing template.

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  6 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  F - 1

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

Help students break down their retells with this cute caterpillar writing template.

🐛 Retelling a Story Has Many Legs

If you are teaching your young learners how to retell a story, this super cute retell writing template is a must in your classroom! By breaking down the retelling into different body parts of a caterpillar – you are creating a visual to help students remember the various elements of a retell. The following headings are included in this template:

  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Beginning
  • Middle
  • End
  • Title
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • First
  • Then
  • Next
  • Finally

This resource can be differentiated to suit the needs of your students; if you want to focus on the beginning, middle, and end, just choose those three body parts. You can mix and match the titles based on your teaching focus with your class.

Teaching Retell Enhances Comprehension

Teaching your students how to retell a story successfully requires your students to engage with the material actively. By retelling a story or text, they must understand the content well enough to extract and convey its key points accurately. This only deepens their comprehension skills. Retelling a story can also develop your students’ vocabulary and language skills as they are encouraged to use their words to convey information.

Download and Create Today!

This resource downloads as a PDF. It is strongly encouraged to print this on thick card to ensure its durability once students start to cut the template out and glue it together.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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