This free printable will help your students re-tell the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Just print on cardstock, laminate for durability, and attach Velcro or magnetic tape to the back of each piece to create a quick and easy re-telling activity.
You could also print the pages directly on magnetic sheets found at most office supply and big box stores.
The Importance of Retelling Stories in Preschool and Kindergarten
Re-telling is included in the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for Kindergarten:
- (RL.K.2.) With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
- (RL.K.3.) With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
How Retelling Stories Supports Academic Skills
While the Common Core Standards used in 46 U.S. states currently only include grades K-12; almost everything we do in preschool and pre-k classrooms helps support these standards.
Re-telling is a very appropriate skill in preschool and pre-k; when students engage in re-telling activities they are:
- Sequencing the events and main ideas in the story
- Developing oral language skills
- Strengthening comprehension skills
More Jack and the Beanstalk Resources:
Printable Jack and the Beanstalk Math Game
Printable Jack and the Beanstalk Comprehension Activity
Printable Jack and the Beanstalk Roll, Say, and Write Activity
Jack and the Beanstalk Math and Literacy Activities
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