see also The Mitten (reading level D) from Reading A-Z ... ...book cover.PNG



for author, Jan Brett, click here...
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...Ukranian folktale, sequencing, animals
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The Mitten ... by Jan Brett

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The Mitten -- story begins at 2:07

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sequencing cards ... A Child's Place
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from author, Jan Brett's website...
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Put the animals in the mitten
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Teacher CyberGuide ...
Using Jan Brett's The Mitten, cross age students will use the Internet to learn more about how Jan Brett created her illustrations and how she was inspired to write her own version of the original Ukrainian folk.
During this unit, students will:
  • Read and reflect on informational text
  • Apply understanding of art techniques
  • Initiate an e-mail correspondence (All e-mail correspondence should be routed through the teacher's e-mail address.)
  • Produce an oral retelling of The Mitten using masks
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The Mitten Newsnotes ... a 6-page newsletter from Jan Brett
In this newsletter she answers these questions:
  • How do you get a book idea?
  • Is it easy to get started on a book?
  • Why borders?
  • How do you make up characters?
  • An artist needs to know....
  • About Drawing
  • 'All About' questions
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coloring page -- animals inside the mitten .... mobile of animals inside the mitten
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coloring page -- rabbit -- bear --
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incentive charts
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postcards
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coloring mural
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cards and envelopes from The Mitten
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The Mitten ACTIVITY: Identify and research animals using the internet.
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The Mitten TRANSFERS -- iron-on artwork
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How-to-draw the bear in The Mitten ... video
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Tell Your Own Mitten Story ... cut out 2 mittens, glue or punch & sew the seams, use with animals to retell the story
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Make a hedgehog book ... from a paper plate & paper ... Jan Brett
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"The directions for a hedgehog book and jacket are easy. Click on the template link above and use the template to cut pages for the inside of your book. Then using the pattern on a white paper plate, cut the top and left side edges of the plate to make the hedgehog's prickles. Use a stapler to attach the pages to the cover. You're done!" (...Jan Brett website)
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The Mitten in the Snow song and book ...
Song (tune: The Farmer in the Dell)
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Book (reproducible, goes with the song)
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don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.png LOTS of resources for __The Mitten__ from "Mrs. Jones' Class" ...
  • songs, poems, fingerplays
  • Dr. Jean's mitten songs & activities
  • file folder games
  • M is for Mitten -- 7-pg. book
  • concentration game cards
  • read online ... different version with different characters
  • story cut-outs for RETELLING
  • mitten bookmarks
  • mitten animals coloring page
  • stationery for friendly letters from Jan Brett
  • how-to-draw a hedgehog
  • how-to-draw a bear
  • make a 3-D hedgehog
  • hedgehog pattern
  • print masks of animals characters
  • send a postcard
  • iron-on transfers of animal characters
  • Mitten Webquest for K-2
  • Sherry's links to mitten ideas
  • other mitten websites
  • book review
  • NONFICTION RESEARCH: find out about the animals in the book
  • snowshoe rabbit
  • red fox
  • brown bear
  • great horned owl
  • badger
  • hedgehog
  • mouse
  • The Mitten News Notes: Jan Brett answers questions about writing & illustrating her books

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The Mitten ... Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site...
http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/mitten.html
includes:
  • book review
  • things to talk about and notice
  • activities
  • related books
  • integrated curriculum classroom unit -- Winter Through Kids' Books
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make a mitten for retelling ... Scholastic mitten story craft
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