Learning Activities

Favorite Retelling Activities for Primary Students

Being able to summarize important story elements and details is a vital skill for primary students.

Graphic organizers

Graphic organizers are great to help students include these necessary details. One of my most successful organizers is the “Somebody wanted, but, so” organizer.

It is important to model its use with a familiar story such as Cinderella.


Puppets can be as simple as characters from free printables of favorite stories stuck on popsicle sticks; or as fancy as store bought puppets. The students can decorate their puppets and retell the details of the story in puppet theater fashion.
Jennifer Fischer  


Use masks to allow students to act as the various characters. Don’t forget to color some background to represent the setting.

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