The Mitten by Jan Brett
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Animal Adjectives
Students will describe animals as they review nouns and verbs associated with these animals. They will learn to use adjectives as they describe the animals. They will use this knowledge to write their stories about animals. This lesson uses Brett's book The Mitten and is designed for first grade.

Literary Elements in Jan Brett's The Mitten
Students will analyze such literary elements as plot, cause-effect relationships, sequence, and prediction in Jan Brett's The Mitten . Students will enjoy predicting upcoming story events and retelling the story from a dialogue that shows a text-to-self relationship.

The Mitten
"Students will analyze such literary elements as plot, cause-effect relationships, sequence, and prediction in Jan Brett's The Mitten. Students will enjoy predicting upcoming story events and retelling the story from a dialogue that shows a text-to-self relationship."

The Mitten by Jan Brett
This 5-day unit plan also includes related stories and crosscurricular activities.

The Mitten
Practice with retelling the story and with letters and sounds.

The Mitten
In this technology-integrated lesson, students respond to listening by answering comprehension questions, retelling the story as a skit, and writing to the author.

The Mitten Curriculum Web
Learning centers for art, drama, play, "big book," and science.

The Mitten
Summary and supporting activities.

A Picture is Worth … A Thousand Different Stories: Using Visual Media to Engage the Imagination and Enhance Skills for Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
This extensive unit includes uses The Mitten to teach sequencing in Lesson Plan Two.

Put the Animals in the Mitten
Students color animals and mittens. They tape the mittens together and put the animals inside. Good sponge activity. Adobe Reader required.

Sequencing The Mitten
Students practice sequencing skills. This lesson is differentiated for 3 groups.



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