Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Book Picks

I am linking up with Mrs. Parker's January Book Picks!

I always read The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt and Yaroslava

and then we read The Mitten by Jan Brett

Then we compare and contrast the two books.  Next we make the retelling pieces and Mittens out of construction paper {the retelling pieces you can find here}.  We also write about which animal we would pick to be inside of our mitten. I also like to send home a little reader for the students to read with their parents. I have found a great one at Hubbards Cupboard. The reader is {here}.

Have you read The Mitten by by Alvin Tresselt and Yaroslava and then compared it to Jan Brett's? It is amazing the differences! It is fun to compare the two books and the students always love to tell me what was different!

Now, I am off to read! My daughter has been reading all of the Lemony Snicket books and I want to peek over her shoulder and see where she is at! :)


S. Parker said...

I love these books. I keep debating if we should make a Mitten big book. In went the -----.

Thanks for linking up.

Kristin said...

I only know the one by Jan Brett so I can't wait to find the other one! Thanks for sharing!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Time 4 Kindergarten said...

I love both of these stories. Now i just need to go through my kids boxes of ol books and find that first one. i know we have it. Thanks for the reminder

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