How to Use Felt Board Stories for Retelling
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After working with many teachers over the years, I've noticed one thing...

"What is it, Vanessa?" you ask?

Well, the answer is: The lack of flannel boards!

And yes, I can hear you already... "But flannel boards are sooooo old school." 

But let me tell you, they aren't! They can actually be used in very smart ways to teach many standards in your early childhood class!

What do I mean by that?

Tune in to this episode to find out!


Key Takeaways:

Flannel boards in the classroom? (00:00)

Why some teachers don't use flannel boards (01:03)

What is a flannel board? (01:40)

What is the purpose of a flannel board? (04:20)

What standards can you support using a flannel board? (04:58)

How to do a flannel board story with your students (11:47)

My favorite flannel pieces (20:16)

Using a flannel board as an independent learning center (23:20)

Other ways I have used flannel boards in my classrooms (30:16)

Some troubleshooting tips for you (32:15)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- For “Little Folk: Goldilocks” flannel figures, click here.

- For “Little Folk: Nursery Rhymes” flannel figures, click here.

- For “Little Folk: Brown Bear” flannel figures, click here.

- For “Little Folk: Hungry Caterpillar” flannel figures, click here.

- Grab your DIY pizza box flannel board here.

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