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The Mitten

Read Aloud
 

The Mitten

by Jan Brett
and


The Old Man's Mitten
by Yevonne Pollack
Electronic Version

Compare and Contrast. Using a Venn Diagram, compare the similarities and differences between the two versions of this classic Ukrainian tale.

From the Jan Brett website, download and print your own
bookmark
. You can also print out animal masks from the book
and act out The Mitten.

 

 

Make a Mitten Graph

  What is your favorite color mitten? As a class, we will create a mitten graph using the Graph Club. Here's an example of the graph we will make.
 

Cut and paste these images and use in Tom Synder's,
The Graph Club,
for a pictogram graph.

 

 

Why do mittens have thumbs?

  Mitten and Sock Activity. Place a mitten on one hand and a sock on the other. Try picking things up with each hand. What do you notice?

 

 

Make a Mitten Glyph

  Lets's pick an animal and make a mitten glyph that shows the characteristics of the animal. Follow the directions on the mitten glyph sheet. Use this blank mitten to make your own glyph. Now, look around at your classmates' mittens. What do the glyphs tell you about your classmates' aminals?

 

 

Animals That Take Shelter

Winter Habitats
Multimedia Slide Show - Draw a picture and write a sentence that describes where your animal goes in the winter. Here's an example and a story map to help you plan your slide. Your teacher will take everyone's slide and make a slide show and a classbook.

or

Animals and Their Characteristics
Multimedia Slide Show
- Pick an animal from this list and learn about the animal's characteristics. Now, draw a picture that illustrates your animal. Be sure to include at least two scientific facts. Write a sentence for your slide that tells about your animal. Here's an example and a story map to help you plan your slide. Your teacher will take everyone's slide and make a slide show and a classbook.

 

 

Animals and Their Parts

  Graph Characteristics  
 

Cut and paste these images and use in Tom Synder's,
The Graph Club,
for a pictrogram graph.

How many noses, eyes and paws were in the mitten? Let's make a chart and a graph to find out! (example)

 

 

Finished? Have fun with these activities!

Put the Animals in the Mitten
Color the mittens and the animals. Cut out the two mittens and tape them together to make one. Then cut out the animals.  They can crawl right in! http://www.janbrett.com/put_the_animals_in_the_mitten.htm

Polar Matching Game
Online interactive game. Match up the animals and learn all about their habits and habitat. It might get a little chilly, so keep your nose warm! http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/game/

Kathleen Martell, Instructional Technology Specialist
Needham Public Schools, Needham MA