This week we began our Jan Brett author study. First, we read The Hat. While reading this book, we talked about what Hedgie was feeling (curious, embarrassed) and made connection to those feelings. After reading, we did the sequencing feelings graphic organizer from my Jan Brett pack.
Then, we brainstormed words synonmyms for the word ridiculous, which of course is the word used to describe how Hedgie and the other animals look in a hat. We made a word web (also in the pack) to show all our words. I'm always impressed with how they think of words that I may not think of. Then we made these hats.
Students chose their favorite animal and a word from their word webs to describe how that animal looked.
The dog looked goofy in the gloves.
The hedgehog looked silly in the stocking. (She added the word cute too)
Next, we read The Mitten. This book also has so many good examples of interesting word choice. We also read Alvin Tresselt's version of The Mitten and did this Venn diagram. A student copy of this venn diagram is also included in the Jan Brett pack. After doing this, we'll begin our Mitten reader reflection journal and the character Read, Think, Match.
More Jan Brett posts to come. To view my post about the Jan Brett pack, click here.