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This activity pack has been inspired by the wonderful Pat Hutchins story Rosie's Walk and will assist your students to practice retelling and sequencing stories. It's also a wonderful book to guide students through those prepositional words.


PLEASE NOTE: the text from the book/whole book as a download is NOT included in this pack due to copyright restrictions. You can purchase the book from any good bookshop or your school library will have a copy. This download is an accompaniment to the book, you will need to have read or currently be reading this book with your students before starting these activities.


Inside this easy-to-use pack you will find:

  • Characters and Setting Images Cut Outs (use on the board)

  • Character Masks (dress up and retell)

  • Story Sequencing Activities (practice sequencing)

  • Prepositional Activities

  • Prepositional Words for your word wall

  • Large teacher puzzle to sequence the story on the board

  • Small student puzzle to complete in their own books


Aligns with Foundation Year English ACARA

• Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning

• Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts

• Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences 

• Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories, authors and illustrators

• Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text 

• Recognise some different types of literary texts and identify some characteristic features of literary texts, for example beginnings and endings of traditional texts and rhyme in poetry

• Replicate the rhythms and sound patterns in stories, rhymes, songs and poems from a range of cultures

• Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images

• Innovate on familiar texts through play

• Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins Story Retell Activities

  • Electronic Download

    File Type: 1 x PDF 

    Number of pages: 35

    Suggested Year Levels: Foundation - Year 1