Learn lots of fun facts about the animals in the story.
Discover how Jan Brett gives clues in her illustrations and teach the children in your class all about clues and let them do some detective work to figure out which animal is described in the clues.
* I like to teach them the game "I am thinking of an animal that is...." and then they can give me clues and I try to guess what animal they are thinking of. It's almost like a listening "I SPY" game. It really encourages listening skills and good communication behaviors. Such as, speaking clearly and looking people in the eye when you talk to them.
Pages 1-5 CLUE CARDS FOR GUESSING
Pages 6-7 CHARACTER PICTURE ONLY CARDS
Pages 8-9 ORDINAL POSITION FOR SEQUENCING WITH WORDS AND NUMBERS
Pages 10-11 CHARACTER WORD CARDS
Pages 11-12 POCKET CHART HEADERS FOR " WHO WENT IN THE MITTEN? sequencing activity for whole group.
Pages 13-14 OUR FAVORITE ANIMALS GRAPH OR BULLETIN BOARD HEADER
Page 15-16 CUT AND PASTE SEQUENCING ACTIVITY
Pages 17-20 ANIMAL REAL FACT INFORMATION
Page 21 SYLLABLES
Page 22-32 LARGE CHARACTER CARDS FOR DRAMATIC RETELLING
Page 33 HOW MANY LETTERS? ACTIVITY
Page 34 CREATIVE WRITING STORY STARTER
Page 35-36 YES OR NO ...WHAT ANIMALS WERE IN THE STORY
extra idea: When we did this theme in our classroom, I invited one of our bus drivers who liked to knit to come and show the children what knitting is. It was the coolest thing ever to see her show them how to knit and tell them about how she learned to knit and all the things she had made.