teaching resource

Story Retell Flipbook

  • Updated

    Updated:  26 Sep 2023

Explore retelling a story with your students with this I Can Retell a Story flipbook template.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

teaching resource

Story Retell Flipbook

  • Updated

    Updated:  26 Sep 2023

Explore retelling a story with your students with this I Can Retell a Story flipbook template.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 1

Explore retelling a story with your students with this I Can Retell a Story flipbook template.

Retelling Stories Flipbook Fun!

Are you looking for a slightly different activity to do with your students to help them explore the main elements of a retelling? This printable flipbook is the perfect template to guide your students through the ideal retell. The elements that are covered include:

  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Beginning
  • Middle
  • End
  • Problem 
  • Solution

Each page has a clear guide to help students complete each of the elements above clearly and concisely.

✂️ Teacher Tips for This Retelling a Story Activity

You may be wondering about the prep required for this activity. Here are some of our suggestions

For older students:

Give each student a set of the writing pages (run them off on the copier as sets so you don’t have to sort them all post-printing). Have students cut out each flipbook page along the dotted line.

Once all six pages are cut apart, have students stack them from largest to smallest, lining up the top. Staple together across the top to assemble the flipbook!

For young students:

For your younger students to focus on the questions (and not the cutting and assembly!), consider printing the pages individually for the number of students and then using a paper slicer to cut them in bulk. Line them up on the floor in your classroom and call students forward to collect each sheet along the line until they have their entire set.

You could be waiting at the end of the ‘production line’ with your stapler ready to combine the pages and save them from being misplaced!

Download and Retell!

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


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


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