Christmas Story Retell and Picture Sequencing Activities

Enhance your students’ storytelling skills with these Christmas story retelling activities, focusing on three-picture sequencing. This leveled resource, in digital and printable formats, develops a true understanding of story retell skills using transition words for the beginning, middle, and end, and  a logical sequencing.

Students practice retelling stories with three-picture sequencing, ensuring a clear beginning, middle, and end. While also engaging in captivating Christmas activities that will help to expand their vocabulary.

Empower students as confident storytellers with our Christmas story retell resource.

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  • Perfect for students in grades k-2
  • Students who are beginning to learn how to retell stories
  • Students who present with challenges in telling sequential stories
  • Mixed groups
  • Small groups
  • Whole class lessons
  • Independent work
  • General education teachers
  • Special education services
  • Speech therapy
  • RTI
  • Homeschool
  • …and much more!
*PLEASE NOTE: This resource opens in Google Slides™. You can print the document by downloading it as a PDF from Google Slide™ or use it digitally.

  • Teaching Video: Play the included Story Retell video to engage students to help them learn and practice sequencing the beginning, middle, and end.
  • 27 Pages: Multiple pages of practice activities are included that go along with the teaching video. They help to further develop and strengthen your students’ understanding of retelling stories.
  • Christmas Story Retell Leveled Activities Include:
    • 2 Understanding Beginning, Middle, and End
      • Students will identify and label a familiar Christmas sequence using the word or visual representation for beginning, middle, and end.
    • 3 Picture Sequencing and Retell
        • Students will sequence 3 pictures of a Christmas activity and then retell the sequence using the terms beginning, middle, and end.
    • 3 Short Story Sequencing and Retell
        • Students will listen to a simple Christmas story, sequence the pictures, and retell the story using the terms beginning, middle, and end or other transition words such as first, next, and finally.
    • 3 Paragraph Sequencing and Retell
        • Students will listen to a more complex Christmas story, sequence the pictures, and retell the story using the terms beginning, middle, and end or other transition words such as first, next, and finally.
    • 5 Writing a Retell From Pictures
        • Students will retell a Christmas activity by writing about the sequenced pictures
        • A vocabulary and transition word list is provided
  • Anchor Charts:  Included in this resource are beginning, middle, and end anchor charts and posters that help your students understand the vocabulary and how to sequence.
  • Graphic Organizers: Included in this resource are story retell graphic organizers to support retelling stories.
  • Christmas Topics Include:
    • Elf Building Toys
    • Christmas Candle
    • Decorating the Christmas Tree
    • Christmas Eve
    • Letters to Santa
    • Visit with Santa
    • Gingerbread House
    • Santa’s Workshop
    • Christmas Cheer
    • Christmas Surprise
    • Christmas Carol
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