Sunday, January 8, 2012

Jan Brett Pack and a freebie

One of my favorite authors is Jan Brett. Every year we do a Jan Brett author study, so this year I decided to make a pack of graphic organizers and activities to go along with our unit. Click here to see what we've done in the past. 

I've put together a unit filled with activities to use with several Jan Brett books. There's probably more than you could actually do in one unit, but then you could pick and choose what you like and change it up from year to year, depending on what you are focusing on with your class.

For a full preview, click on the picture above.

Here is exactly what you get broken down by story:

The Hat:
·   Craftivity: directions on cover page
·   Making Connections (text to self)
·   Feelings sequences
·   Sentence scramblers
·   Cause effect

The Mitten
·   Cause effect
·   Read think match
·   Mitten writing journal (two included: primary lines and regular lines)
·   Mitten e slide: silent e word slide
·   Mitten match (synonyms)
·   Sentence scrambler
·   Nonfiction passage: mole and hedgehog (with questions and graphic organizer)
·   Sentence filler or Fill a verb: Inspired by Jan Brett’s wonderful word choice. Students will choose adjectives and verbs that best go with each new animal going into the mitten.

Hedgie’s Surprise/ Trouble with Trolls

·   Text to text connections (two formats)

·   Character traits
·   Story sequence (two versions)
·   Opinion

The First Dog
·   Character change (two versions)
Annie and the wild Animals:
·   Story Sequence

·   Problem solution map
·   Beginning, middle, end story map
·   Text to text blank

This week I'll post another freebie craftivity using the book Ten on a Sled. It's such a cute book! We've been working on verbs in my class and that book is perfect for it. The craftvity also focuses on verbs (and being very creative with verbs). It involves each of your kiddos (with their cute little heads) on a sled. Stay tuned!


  1. Adorable! I LOVE The Mitten! On my wishlist already!


  2. This looks amazing! I love it :) It's already on my list!

  3. Just found your site. Wonderful creations and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great find! Thank you for sharing and saving me a ton of work!