comparing the mitten with the hat

1-2-3 Come Do Some Mitten Activities With Me

Do you read The Mitten by Jan Brett?  It's one of my favorite winter stories and perfect for all sorts of sequencing activities

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activities to go with Jan bretts books, the mitten activities, end punctuation activities, ordinal number activities, capitalization activities, pocket chart cards for the mitten, mitten crafts, graphic organizers, the mitten book, activities to go with the mitten, sequencing a story, common core mittens, end punctuation practice, Venn diagrams, venn diagram comparing the mitten, story cards for the mittenThe Language Arts Mitten packet also provides sequencing practice. 

My kiddos loved making the mitten paper plate pocket to keep their things in.

This 24-page packet is chock full of activities that cover a variety of standards and includes:

  • Move Over Please, So I Won't Freeze an emergent reader booklet, which reinforces lots of Common Core, especially ordinal numbers and verbs.
  • A mitten paper plate pocket "craftivity" students make to keep all of their mitten-related work in.
  • A set of ordinal number pocket cards
  • A Mitten Matching card game, where students match the animal character to the animal's name, or the ordinal number position it had in the story, or all three: i.e. the word mole, picture of the mole, ordinal number card 1st-first
  • Ordinal number character assessment strip with answer key.
  • 2 graphing activities
  • 2 mitten writing prompts
  • Several mitten worksheets, including one that covers rhyming words + more verb-work. (Great for Daily 5 activities.) and ...
  • A certificate of praise bookmark that can be used to play another game.

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There's also a worksheet  where students label the parts of a book, plus pocket chart cards for character, setting and event.  I've also included 8 bookmarks to prompt retelling the story.

activities to go with Jan bretts books, the mitten activities, end punctuation activities, ordinal number activities, capitalization activities, pocket chart cards for the mitten, mitten crafts, graphic organizers, the mitten book, activities to go with the mitten, sequencing a story, common core mittens, end punctuation practice, Venn diagrams, venn diagram comparing the mitten, story cards for the mittenAnother interesting way to review the story and practice end punctuation and capitalization at the same time, is with The Mitten Pocket Chart Punctuation packet.

You can do this as a whole group activity with laminated cards (give students a dry erase marker for them to make corrections) or give each child a card to fix, by rewriting it on a sheet of scratch paper, then sharing their corrections with the class. 

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They're great practice if you've already done so, and especially perfect for visual learners.  

There are 3 in the Mitten Venn Diagram packet to choose from. 

Do one as a whole-group activity to explain things, (compare mittens and gloves) and then give students a choice of the other two. (Compare two characters in The Mitten, or compare the story The Mitten with Jan Brett's other story The Hat.)

To see a short (3 minute) YouTube video featuring Jan Brett click on the link.  Another fun video (11 minutes) features Jan showing children how to draw a hedgehog.

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Cute quote: "If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard!" -Unknown

 

1-2-3 Come Read The Mitten and Do Mitten Craftivities With Me!

jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, January writing promptsI LOVE the story The Mitten by Jan Brett.  It was also a favorite of my Y5's.  Her illustrations are nothing short of spectacular. 

jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, January writing promptsTo see her at work in her studio, click on this YouTube video link.  It's only 3 minutes long and very interesting.  Jan Brett video

A huge thank you to Jan for all of the great ideas on her site: janbrett.com  If you haven't browsed through her site, it's a must see. 

She has all sorts of information about her books, along with lots of activities and graphics to go with them.  jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, January writing prompts

Since The Mitten is such a popular story with teachers, I decided to design some things to go along with it. 

The Mitten Activity packet is chock full of all sorts of fun "stuff"  and includes:

  • jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, January writing promptsMove Over Please, So I Won't Freeze easy reader booklet, which reinforces lots of Common Core, especially ordinal numbers and verbs. 

Students underline the verbs, circle the capital letters, add end punctuation, trace and write the animal character's name, his ordinal position and an action word (verb) associated with him, then cut & glue the matching animal picture in the box.

jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, January writing promptsAlso included is a mitten paper plate pocket "craftivity" students make, to keep all of their mitten-related work in.

  • jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, ordinal number activities,January writing prompts+ a set of ordinal number pocket cards

and a Mitten Matching card game, where students match the animal character to the animal's name, or the ordinal number position it had in the story, or all three:

i.e. the word bear, picture of the bear, ordinal number-card 7th-seventh

 There's an jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, ordinal number activities,January writing promptsOrdinal number character assessment strip with answer key.

  • + 2 graphing activities
  • 2 mitten writing prompts
  • jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, ordinal number activities, January writing promptsand several mitten worksheets, including one that covers rhyming words + more verb-work. (Great for Daily 5 activities.) and finally,
  • A certificate of praise bookmark that can be used to play another game.

Click on the link to view/download the Activities To Go With Jan Brett's The Mitten packet.

jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, ordinal number activities,January writing promptsI also designed 3 mitten Venn diagrams, perfect for helping your students practice the concept of comparison and contrast. 

jan brett activities, activities to go with The Mitten, activities to go with The Hat, venn diagram templates, venn diagram for The Mitten, mitten activities, mitten crafts, ordinal number activities, mitten writing prompts, rhyming actvitities, daily 5 for winter, verb activities, ordinal number activities,January writing promptsChildren can compare a mitten to a glove, or The Mitten story to Jan Brett's companion story The Hat; an equally adorable tale, featuring even more animal characters. 

There's also a Venn diagram to compare 2 animal characters.  Click on the link to view/download The Mitten Venn Diagrams.

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