This is a tried and true list of my favorite books to read for Martin Luther King Day. I have a list specifically about the life and times of MLK, as well as a list of books I read to help my Y5's wrap their heads around the difficult concepts of discrimination, prejudice, civil rights, and diversity.
Help your students understand concepts of print with this interesting literacy packet for Jan Brett's The Mitten. Graphics janbrett.com
Use these pocket cards to review Jan Brett's story The Mitten. Students correct letters that should be capitalized and add end punctuation. Animal graphics by janbrett.com
Help students retell Jan Brett's Ukrainian folktale The Mitten by making this cute mitten slider.
Lots of standards are covered with this interesting, snowman-themed emergent reader, as students read the repetitive sentences, circle capital letters, add end punctuation, trace and write the words, and color the pictures. Days of the week + color words are reinforced.
Packet includes 3 mitten Venn diagrams including 1 where students compare and contrast 2 animal characters from the story The Mitten.
Run the mitten pattern off on a variety of colors of construction paper. I wanted mine to have a red mitten with a green cuff + a green mitten with a red cuff, so I ran off two of each page (one on red and one on green). Laminate, trim and then cut the cuffs off so that you create puzzles for a Magic e Mitten Matching Game.
If your students enjoy The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they're sure to get excited about this very creative writing prompt. Includes templates to make a file-folder diary, diary pages, clip art to decorate their diary cover with, or use these as incentives and give them to students for good writing, effort, improvement etc. I've also included 30 writing prompt ideas to jump start your students' creative minds.