Her books are amazing for so many reasons- the illustrations are so detailed, the stories are original, and she teaches some great vocabulary- to name a few!
Day 2 Companion Rhyme: Introduce companion rhyme 'Mittens' intro words such as 'wool' and 'knit'; Read aloud for enjoyment using the picture cues to assist This poem is from Whole Language Units for Favorite Tales by Cerbus and Rice: Teacher Created Materials Reread with a focus on comprehension.
Ask a variety of questions such as…Why didn't Nicki's grandmother want to make him white mittens? Why do you think the animals want to be inside his mitten? Where would the animals usually be during the winter?
Why do you think the animals inside the mitten keep allowing other animals to enter? Do you think this story could really happen?
How did Nicki find his mitten? How did the mitten change throughout the story? What do you think Nicki's grandmother will say to him when he brings home the stretched out mitten?
Introduce companion story Three Little Kittens in which more mittens are lost: Introduce title, author, cover; Read aloud having students make predictions as to how the kittens correct each mistake that they make. Day 3 Companion Rhyme: Reread companion rhyme 'Mittens' — echo read, Have students listen and locate rhyming words, opposites, color words, etc.
Reread- Shared Reading Focus Story: Using cut outs of a mitten and the animal characters, have students assist in an oral retelling of the story. Students can also color and cut out their own mitten and characters during small group time today.
As each animal enters the mitten a large white sheetsing 'The Mitten' phoneme substitution song to the tune of 'The Farmer in the Dell'. Creative Teaching Press, Discuss with students other things that they should wear in the winter. Show a cut out of a child. As students brainstorm items we should wear in winter, either have pre-made clothing that you can attach to the child cut out or draw the clothing on.
Then, have students assist in writing the name of each item on sentence strips. Attach the sentence strip labels near each piece of winter clothing.
Day 5 Companion Rhyme:The Mitten by Jan Brett is a beloved winter book that both young and old adore. These are some of the activities our children like to do after reading the book. These are some of the activities our children like to do after reading the book.
Cut the mitten on the fold and staple open sides closed leaving the wrist part open.
Photo copy the animals. Have the children discuss the sequence the animals go into the mitten and place them into their mitten in correct order. Teaching with The Mitten by Jan Brett This month, I've deigned lessons around a wonderful author and illustrator, Jan Brett. Her books are amazing for so many reasons- the illustrations are so detailed, the stories are original, and she teaches some great vocabulary- to name a few!
These fun language arts activities about The Mitten are perfect to do with a Jan Brett author study or a unit about her book, 'The Mitten'. Use this classic folktale to . Take Home: Work with students to make their own 'Mittens' booklet that have the same wording as the class poem. Students work to write in the missing beginning or ending letter from a few of the words on each page (r, m, w, f, l, s, h, y,) and then color the booklet.
Help with Printing. Free PDF Reader Click on each letter for the full-sized print or click on the link under the artwork for a PDF version.