teaching resource

5 Finger Retell Graphic Organizers

  • Updated

    Updated:  28 Sep 2023

Help students sort out their thoughts during retelling with this set of three 5 finger retelling graphic organizers.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

teaching resource

5 Finger Retell Graphic Organizers

  • Updated

    Updated:  28 Sep 2023

Help students sort out their thoughts during retelling with this set of three 5 finger retelling graphic organizers.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

Help students sort out their thoughts during retelling with this set of three 5 finger retelling graphic organizers.

Use the 5 Finger Strategy to Assist with Retelling

The 5-Finger Retelling Strategy is a valuable tool for teaching students how to comprehend and remember the key elements of a story. Graphic organizers can enhance this strategy by providing a visual framework for students to organize their thoughts. This set of three simple graphic organizers has been designed and created by a teacher to assist students in their retelling of a story.

Each graphic organizer includes the five main elements used in the 5 finger strategy:

  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Problem
  • Events
  • Solution

Why the 5 Finger Retell is Perfect!

The 5 finger retell is a simple and memorable framework that helps students organize their thoughts about a story. It breaks down the story into manageable components for little learners. This strategy also promises active reading and comprehension; by summarizing key elements, students are encouraged to think critically about the story’s structure and content.

The 5 finger retell is also a fantastic tool for developing oral communication skills as students learn to articulate the story’s key points in a structured way.

Download and Retell Today!

Use the dropdown menu to choose between the easy to print PDF file or the editable Google Slide version.


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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