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5 Finger Retell Worksheets

  • Updated

    Updated:  13 Sep 2023

Guide your students through using the 5 finger retell strategy with this set of worksheets.

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  7 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

teaching resource

5 Finger Retell Worksheets

  • Updated

    Updated:  13 Sep 2023

Guide your students through using the 5 finger retell strategy with this set of worksheets.

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  7 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

Guide your students through using the 5 finger retell strategy with this set of worksheets.

Retell Worksheets Using the 5 Finger Retell Strategy

This set of worksheets matches our 5 Finger Retell Interactive Activity and can be used with this interactive activity. Alternatively, you can use these worksheets separately. This set of 5 simple texts has been carefully created by a teacher for those at the beginning stages of retelling stories.

Included in this set of retelling worksheets are:

  • Five simple texts.
  • 1 x cut-and-paste style worksheet for the first text using images only.
  • 4 x fill in the graphic organizer style worksheet for the final four texts.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

As teachers, we know that we will have a mixture of abilities in our class when it comes to a range of topics. Teaching retell is one that students sometimes find tricky, particularly those that are struggling with their reading skills. For students who may find this activity a little overwhelming, you may like to put them together in a small group and allow them more time to read, or perhaps read the short text to them first.

For those students who are ready, they can read the text themselves. For fast finishers, why not get them to write their own simple narrative for a friend to retell.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This resource is available to download as a PDF. For the last four worksheets, you may like to place them into a clear plastic write and wipe and have students use whiteboard markers to save on printing the paper time and time again.


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


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