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Storytelling Finger Puppets Template


A set of 15 finger puppets that can be used to spark the imagination for creative writing or to perform puppet shows.

Use this teaching resource to bring the magic of storytelling alive! These sophisticated finger puppets are ideal to use with all year levels and can be used to perform a puppet show with a speaking and listening focus.

Your students will love to color and decorate the character templates before cutting them out. The finger puppets can be secured around small fingers easily with double-sided tape.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.2
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.2
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Integration of Knowledge and Ideas > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.7
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Key Ideas and Details > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Craft and Structure > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6
Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.A
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3.B
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.A
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.B
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Production and Distribution of Writing > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.A
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.B
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Production and Distribution of Writing > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.A
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Text Types and Purposes > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.B
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Production and Distribution of Writing > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)


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