Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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!
We sequenced the animals as we read the story.

Students created a class book by choosing any animal they wanted to put in their mitten.

My pre-schoolers worked on letter recognition my matching the correct magnet tile to each animal.

Pre-school and kindergartens helped me come up with a list of what mittens can do, have, and are.  This was interesting!

After reading The Mitten and The Hat, my 2nd and 3rd graders compared and contrasted the two stories.  

Fifth graders read a bio taken from Jan Brett's website and listed facts about her life.

These students read about Jan Brett online.

These friends made a list of all the Jan Brett books we have in the library.

 Combined with mitten art the pre-schoolers painted in art class, the posters made great displays!
I made this display out of wrapping paper and 2 lids from copy paper boxes!

I used my Silhouette to cut these cute letters!

 This empty corner made a great place to spotlight authors!

Check out my Mitten activities on TpT.  Click the image below.

A little favor to ask- I was nominated for Teacher of the Month on the Boro Family website- I'd appreciate your votes until February 1st! Click {HERE} to vote.


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