Jan Brett is a well-loved picture book author, and the lovely simplicity of The Mitten is a testament to her skill as an able storyteller and captivating illustrator. Nicki is a young boy whose outdoor explorations call for a pair of wool mittens. Nicki wants his mitts to be as white as the snow that blankets the landscape, though his grandmother believes that particular color will make them impossible to recover if lost. The boy refuses to be dissuaded. After obtaining the knitted mitts, the boy ventures out to investigate the nearby woods, and one of the gloves falls wayside, only to discovered by a mole. Deciding the mitt is a perfect place to rest and cocoon himself in warmth, the mole snuggles in, only to be joined by a snowshoe rabbit. As the rabbit has formidable “big kickers”, the mole acquiesces, and allows the rabbit to join him in the cramped mitten. As more forest animals find the cozy, humble abode, each squeezes themselves into the tiny space, until an improbable number of animals are contained within Nicki’s little mitten. The vibrant detail of Brett’s illustrations, along with a pitch perfect read-out-loud quality, makes The Mitten a wonderful introduction to literature for young readers.
This digital Lit Guide contains a diverse collection of cross-circular lessons to increase students' competency in understanding literary devices and developing vocabulary and sequencing skills. Resources in this eBook include reproducible worksheets, pre- and post-reading lessons, sectional activities, and quizzes and unit tests. Each downloadable Lit Guide will prove to be an integral part of the reading experience and an indispensible resource for core literature and individualized reading.This eBook literature guide is an entry in the Teacher Created Resources Primary Lit Guides series, comprised of the following best-selling titles: Strega Nona; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Molly's Pilgrim; The Great Kapok Tree; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; The Mitten; Frog and Toad are Friends; The Courage of Sarah Noble; Stone Soup; Curious George Series, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.
Cozy up to this award-winning classic and introduce young readers to this enjoyable, charismatic story. This instructional guide for literature was created to support this story and is filled with appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities that work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature. Everything you need is packed into this guide and is the perfect tool to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more. Teachers are also encouraged work with multiple versions of this story and compare and contrast them with students. A special section was added specifically for this task! This guide is the perfect way to help early readers analyze this beautifully illustrated story while adding rigor to their explorations of rich, complex literature.
These leveled discussion questions about The Mitten require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature through rich analysis of the characters, setting, and plot.
These vocabulary activities for The Mitten incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences. Rigorously study the vocabulary from this great work of children’s literature in an interesting, engaging, and relevant way.
Students analyze The Mitten using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature through close reading and responding to text-dependent questions.
These cross-curricular activities for The Mitten incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more. Included activity pages engage and challenge students. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature by making connections between the book and other content areas.
These assessment questions for The Mitten are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text. Assess your students' understanding of the text by using this text-based assessment.
These activities for The Mitten practice key language convention skills. The activities integrate literature with learning about grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. Learning can be fun when it's connected to literature. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature and practice key language convention skills in an engaging way.
Students will enjoy studying the story elements of The Mitten through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature by applying knowledge about the story elements in creative, fun ways.
Students respond to The Mitten through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion, and informative/explanatory prompts are included along with themed writing paper. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature by making connections and responding to writing prompts.
These post-reading activities for The Mitten allow students to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned. After reading this great work of children’s literature give students opportunities to share what they've discovered.