retell literacy center activity – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See

Active kindergarten activities are essential to my literacy center time. Students stay on-task better at our hands-on literacy centers in our classroom like the retell center. This is how I created a Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? retell activity to go in our retell center as an option for students. It was really simple and all it took was printing a set of animals! They get to choose the book(s) they want to retell while they are at this literacy center. They read, they act, they use lots of great vocabulary and are developing fantastic reading habits all while continuing to build their love of reading.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See Retell (Literacy Center Activity)

KindergartenWorks: retell literacy center activity - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See

It’s one of my favorite literacy centers and we usually introduce Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See in November. When students are familiar with a few color words is the perfect time to bring out this literacy activity. Students are ready to find the color words within the text to use it to support predicting what will be on the next page. Here are the props I printed (and you can too) to bring the book alive once we knew it by heart. If you have popsicle sticks left over in your craft cupboards, and can copy/print onto construction paper then you’ve got this one in the bag!

Go back to read the Retell Literacy Center Directions {in case you missed it}

KindergartenWorks: retell literacy center activity - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See

You can make this kindergarten activity yourself! Here are the materials you’ll need…

Materials:

More Brown Bear Free Printables

More Retell Literacy Center Book Activities for Kindergarten

Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What Do You See?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Fresh Fall Leaves
Big Pumpkin
Cinderella
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
The Little Red Hen
The Very Quiet Cricket
Red Riding Hood
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Hansel and Gretel
The Gingerbread Man
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Fat Cat Cookie’s Week
The Doorbell Rang
The Three Little Pigs
Swimmy
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When do you like to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See with your class? Do you have a favorite activity that goes with it?

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About Leslie atKindergartenWorks

Leslie is the author of KindergartenWorks. She teaches kindergarten students how to be pretty incredible along with teaching them to read, write and think for themselves. She enjoys graphic design, learning new things and sharing with teachers. Google+

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