Do you read the story “The Jacket I Wear In The Snow?”
My kiddos and I really enjoy Shirley Neitzel’s books.
They are perfect for sequencing
a story too. With that in mind, I designed several craftivities that you can transition to after reading the tale.
* The packet includes several writing prompt
options for older students, as well as 2 jacket patterns
, so little ones can also do the craft.
* One jacket pattern is generic, which students can color, or you can run off on a variety of colors of construction paper.
* The other jacket looks like the one in “The Jacket I Wear In The Snow”
Pick a jacket or give children a choice, then choose a “lining” for your craft.
There are 5 options
, plus a blank
version to dream up something else.
* The first “lining” has pictures of the story elements
in chronological order
, which is a fun way for students to practice the “retell a story” standard
* The other 4 “linings” are writing prompts
Students cut the jacket on the dashed line, then glue just the sleeves, to the “lining” creating a booklet
, when flipped open reveals the pictures or one of these writing prompts:
“Here’s what happened…”
. Can be written as a “beginning, middle, end”
prompt, or as a “sequential list”
of what happened, or as a “paragraph of summary
“The jacket I wear in the snow is…”
option: (Descriptive writing, adjective practice). Children color the jacket pattern to match their own coat, then describe their jacket.
“My favorite thing to do when it snows is…”
option: (Short & simple. Limited to one thing.) Children write about what their favorite thing to do in the snow is, then draw a picture underneath.
“When I’m all bundled up for winter I like to…”
option: (Longer, expanded, can also be a list.) Children write about all of the things that they enjoy doing when they play in the snow.
Because they are very different
, you can do the “retell the story” picture jacket, as well as the generic jacket with a writing prompt. Possibly one for class and another for “early finishers”
a fun homework
assignment, or tuck in your "sub tub".
* Besides the black and white options, I’ve also included full color, so teachers can quickly & easily make a sample to share.
Completed projects make a sweet bulletin board
or hallway-wall display. I’ve included several posters
to use for the center of your display.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a wonderful winter!
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