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Humpty Dumpty Pocket Chart Retell Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 1

Read and retell the story within the Humpty Dumpty tale with a set of retelling pocket chart cards.

Retelling the Humpty Dumpty Rhyme

Have you ever been in the middle of reading something and realized you had no idea what it was about? Good reading comprehension requires rewording and storing pictures in our memory as we read. We help children to learn this skill by having them retell stories. Story retelling helps early readers by

  • Developing Sequence Skills
  • Increasing comprehension and understanding of text,
  • Developing memory skills.

This pocket chart retelling activity is a great way to get students to develop their reading comprehension skills. Students will read and retell the Humpty Dumpty lyrics with pocket chart cards containing words and images. This activity can be used with preschool and kindergarten students.

Through this activity, students will increase overall reading comprehension and sequencing skills.

Differentiate and Scaffold Your Retelling Lessons

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading comprehension lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

Suppose you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students. In that case, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Invite students to use a visual of story elements such as an anchor chart or classroom poster.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students to further their learning by explaining their reasoning for the order they sorted the images on the cards.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown arrow on the Download button to choose the printable PDF file or editable Google Slides download.

Pair this resource with our Humpty Dumpty Teaching Slides and Worksheet Pack.


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter collaborator.


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