This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)
This is a great tool to use a teacher to model the beginning, middle, and end for the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I really liked this idea because I plan to teach Kindergarten or 1st grade and this is one of my favorite children's picture books.
Name writing activities: LOVE this worksheet. "I can write my name with a crayon, pencil, marker, pen & piece of chalk." Have students do this at the beginning, middle & end of the year. Or even every month to show progress!
This year I decided to combine the retelling roller coaster with the 5 finger retelling rules, because they go hand in hand. Now the kiddos know to use their fingers and when they get to their ring finger they know to do the roller coaster and remember details from the beginning, middle and end of the story.