This is a great way to help children with retelling a story. It builds comprehension, sequencing and it is fun! It is simple – on a long piece of bulletin board paper – draw a winding path. At the beginning of the path, draw a visual clue of the first event. I did this Storytelling Pathway in August when we were learning the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” I had the children tell me what happened first, second, etc and I drew the visual clues. After I drew the story, I let the children color it in and add any missing details. When we finished, children were given the opportunity to walk the Storytelling Pathway and retell the story to us!
|Student testing the pathway before we color it!|
On one side of the path I drew the three bowls of porridge. On the other side – the three bears.
Next I drew the table with the three bowls and a girl.
I then added the three chairs and the three beds.
To signal that the bears return, I drew the three bears and repeated the sequence of events. The last image I added was the window that Goldilocks jumped out of and ran away.
Give it a try! At this time of year, the student could draw it themselves!