Craft & Retell for January is a cozy comprehension pack for starting off a new, cool year! Being from Texas, It’s not always that cold for us in January so these picture books + retelling activities can easily serve up a slice of Winter no matter the outdoor weather.
Craft & Retell is ideal for a quick mini lesson after reading aloud OR these kits make a fun weekly literacy station! Hello learner independence!
The January pack currently includes activities to pair with these amazing read alouds: Sneezy the Snowman, The Snowy Day, Share some Kindness bring some Light, Don’t Feed the Coos!, The Smart Cookie, Squirrel’s New Year Resolution and The Littlest Yak needs to be completed and added to the bundle.
Craft & Retell is here to help little learners practice core retelling skills in a hands-on approach while also sharpening fine motor skills during craft assembly! One of my favorite times of the day is crafting! I feel it creates a laid back classroom experience and it’s easy to just chat about the book in a fun + informal way. As a kid who was shy, I loved letting loose with a craft. LOL. & hey, I still do! 🙂
Have fun, relax and craft! Seriously though, during craft time, pull up a chair to the tables and strike up a convo with the littles about the craft. Some of my fave talking points: Tell me about your craft, how does it relate to the story we read? what was your favorite part of the story, what did you like/dislike about the character, if you could change the story… how would you change it? Would you tell your friends about this book? What happened in the story – can you show me with your story cards?
Craft & Retell isn’t just a craft and story cards for chart making. The extra comprehension printables are simple to print & go and give littles a chance to practice pencil & paper story responding.