The Jacket I Wear In The Snow | Book Study Activities and Class Book

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Anita Bremer
Grade Levels
K - 1st, Homeschool
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79 pages
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This is a great supplement and activity pack to go with the book, which we studied as part of letter J lessons. I especially liked the picture cards for sequencing and the labeling exercise.
My Young Kindergarten class had a great time using these activities to extend a fun story. This is complete and easy to use; the kids were totally engaged! Thanks!
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This is a book study literacy unit for The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel. The unit is packed with Common Core aligned activities for Kindergarten and First Grade.

This book study unit can be used as a whole class activity, during small group guided reading time, as individual student work, or as part of a book club. Copy a pack for each student and you're ready to go!

Your students will love (and relate to) the story of the poor child who has a tough time getting all those winter clothes on to go out and play in the snow!



  • student unit cover page
  • story elements
  • making predictions
  • character traits
  • character brace map
  • character analysis
  • story retell
  • story events
  • story clues
  • story sequence


  • making mental images
  • giving my opinion
  • text-to-self connections
  • If I were stuck in my jacket...


  • writing retell pages
  • story writing prompt
  • class book options


  • making words
  • labeling page
  • vocabulary word search
  • syllable sorting
  • vocabulary word sort
  • alphabetical order


  • making inferences
  • problems and solutions
  • author's purpose
  • main idea/theme
  • fiction and non-fiction story elements
  • snow day clothes sort
  • true or false comprehension questions
  • story response
  • story notes


  • learning standards checklist charts for Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL


Froggy Gets Dressed

Owl Moon

The Three Little Kittens

The Mitten Tree

The Missing Mitten Mystery

Snowmen at Night

Tacky the Penguin

Sneezy the Snowman

The Snowy Day

The Hat

The Snow Globe Family

The Mitten

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).


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