teaching resource

Retelling Stories Paper Chains Template

  • Updated

    Updated:  26 Sep 2023

Get crafty with this fun retelling stories activity where students use paper chains to create a chain for a story they have read in class.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

teaching resource

Retelling Stories Paper Chains Template

  • Updated

    Updated:  26 Sep 2023

Get crafty with this fun retelling stories activity where students use paper chains to create a chain for a story they have read in class.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

Get crafty with this fun retelling stories activity where students use paper chains to create a chain for a story they have read in class.

🔗 Retelling a Story Link Activity

This fun and engaging activity is the perfect addition to your retelling stories unit that doesn’t involve a boring old worksheet! This paper chain template will have your students giving a retell with all of the essential elements and then linking it all together to create a paper chain that can be hung up in the classroom! The elements included in this paper chain template are:

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

This activity has been created with differentiation in mind. Many different elements are included in the template. This allows you to pick and choose which vocabulary you want your students to use in their retell.

How to Use this Retelling Stories Activity in the Classroom

  • Firstly, you’ll need to decide which language (vocabulary) you would prefer them to use and keep it consistent throughout the teaching unit.
  • Once you’ve picked that, print each page on colored paper to make it more visually appealing once the paper chain has been put together. Alternatively, you can get your students to color in each link once they’ve completed that part of the retell.
  • When students have finished, it’s time to link up their paper chains. 

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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