teaching resource

5 Finger Retelling Drawing Flipbook

  • Updated

    Updated:  28 Sep 2023

Help your students understand the different aspects of a retell with this drawing to retell flipbook.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

teaching resource

5 Finger Retelling Drawing Flipbook

  • Updated

    Updated:  28 Sep 2023

Help your students understand the different aspects of a retell with this drawing to retell flipbook.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

Help your students understand the different aspects of a retell with this drawing to retell flipbook.

Retelling a Story in Drawings

Drawing to retell a story is a powerful and engaging educational resource that taps into children’s natural creativity and imagination. This flipbook has been thoughtfully created to encourage students to visually represent their understanding of a story, promoting comprehension and critical thinking. 

After selecting an appropriate story that aligns with your class’s year level and objectives, read and present the story in a read-aloud. Engage your students in a discussion about the story and encourage them to share their thoughts, feelings, and key takeaways. Then, provide them with the flipbook and drawing materials to complete their retell. . 

How to Make this Drawing Retell Flipbook

This resource is intended to be printed double-sided. Please follow the instructions below to ensure that the resource prints correctly for your students!

  1. To print double-sided, make sure to check “flip on the long edge” on your printer.  Print each student a copy of all pages and create a packet.
  2. Cut out the flipbook pages on the dashed lines.
  3. Stack the pages in order, beginning with the largest on the bottom, and ending with the smallest on top.
  4. Align all pages along the top edge.
  5. Staple the book together at marked staple points.
  6. Have students draw and write about the story elements based on the prompt given on each page.

Download and Print Double-Sided

Use the dropdown menu to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slide version of this resource. 


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


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