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    By Kate

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    There are lots of great children's authors to pick from. How about Jan Brett. She has her own web page (as do many others). There have been many lesson plans based on her books. For example, "The Mitten" is a fun winter story. Can you tell it is snowing where I am right now? Some ideas:
    *Read the story
    *Retell the story with props
    *Graph/Tally favorite animal from the story
    *Write addition sentences as each animal enters the mitten (There were 2 animals in the mitten, along came the ___, how many animals are in the mitten now? 2+1=3)
    *Using a precut mitten, list words beginning with /m/ or write a list of winter words
    *Retell the story and change the ending of the story. Maybe the mitten did not burst open, who enter the mitten next? What if the mitten was not found at the end of the story?
    There are so many possibilities.
    Take another story by Jan Brett and brainstorm some reading/math activities.

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