Retelling and sequencing fairy tales is one of the earliest introductions to reading comprehension. Read this blog post on using fractured fairy tales with older students. Hearing fairy tales from an early age help children to grasp meaning behind the story and learn the moral of the tale. They are stories that resonate with us, stories that we remember well into old age, and stories that teach us important lessons. There’s often a dark aspect to a story, such as a wolf lurking in the woods or threatening to blow down houses, and an ending where justice prevails.
These are some of my favorite books with the sequencing crowns to go with them.
Little Red Riding Hood was my first horror story and it still gives me a chill when I tell it aloud. (Full disclosure, I don’t do horror movies as an adult!)
These crowns include characters for students to re-enact the story and sequencing pictures for students to glue to the crown to retell the story, with question prompts for parents!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a classic tale that students enjoy from an early age. I love the James Marshall version, because Goldilocks really is a naughty girl, but this version by Jan Brett is good for younger learners.
And who doesn’t love The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf? All that huffing and puffing is just begging for audience participation!
If you want to make these crowns with your students, grab them from my TeachersPayTeachers store here!