This is an activity to go along with the reading of the book, A Coat for Anna. This book is about a little girl who needs a new coat for the cold weather but her mother cannot afford to buy one for her. So instead the mother trades valuable items for the materials and services it takes to make the coat. The activities included are comprehensive activities(questions for the students), responding activities(students write in journals)and creative activities (students make something that goes along with the story). Also included in this activity is a bibliography with books similar to this one that you can read to the students in your class while they are completing their other activities. The grade level on this activity is recommended but you can adjust the activity to fit the grade level in your class. If you have a suggestion for a book to do a book activity for, please let me know and I will do my best to make one. Thank you.