retell literacy center activity – The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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One of my favorite literacy centers in our classroom is the retell center. This is how I created a ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ retell activity to go in our retell center as an activity for my kindergarten students. It was a combination of printing and collecting. Let me explain why I love it and how I made it. My kinders 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.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Retell (Literacy Center Activity)

retell literacy center activity - The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Like I mentioned, its one of my favorite literacy centers and we usually introduce The Three Billy Goats Gruff in ;ate spring. It’s a simple plot and allows my students to focus on how the story is woven together. We are usually ready to try our own hand at writing a similar style story, and many love using this as a model. We end up having creative stories like The Three Butterflies and the Big Bad Bee that crop up since they know this story so well.

Here are the props I gathered rather inexpensively (and you can too) to bring the book alive once we knew it by heart. The beanie baby and troll were donated but I know you can easily find them at a garage sale or choose one or randomly at the dollar store! The other set that offers choice are the printables I colored by hand and laminated. They are stuck onto popsicle sticks with clear mailing tape to last.

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

KindergartenWorks: retell literacy center activity - The Three Billy Goats Gruff
You can make this kindergarten activity yourself! Here are the materials you’ll need…

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About Leslie @KindergartenWorks

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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