This week-long, 60+ page comprehensive literacy unit will have your students engaged and excited about reading with the use of the books The Mitten and The Hat! Included in this pack are anchor chart ideas and clip art, worksheets, before reading dialogue for interactive read alouds, during reading questioning for interactive read alouds, graphic organizers, a shared reading poem, phonics game focused on contractions, and a writing prompt. Here is an outline of the week and the skills that will be addressed through various activities.
Day 1: Build Background Knowledge and Vocabulary
Skills: schema, vocabulary, writing
Day 2: Interactive Read Aloud: The Mitten
Skills: making text to self, text to text, and text to world connections, listening
comprehension, character, setting, plot
Day 3: Interactive Read Aloud: The Hat
Skills: compare and contrast, listening comprehension, character, setting, plot
Day 4: Interactive Venn Diagram with Hula Hoops
Skills: working with a group, compare and contrast, writing
Day 5: Shared Reading Poem/Phonics Game
Skills: rhyming, one to one correspondence, reading fluency, reading
comprehension reading with a group, reading with a buddy, reading to self,
Optional Writing Prompt: Which book do you like better? The Hat or the Mitten and why?