The Mitten Thematic Unit

I have loved reading this Russian tale to children since I held my own babies on my lap 30 years ago. This story is timeless! The many versions of this story make it a great book to compare and contrast, look for key details, do close readings, and even make a class play!

And don't forget to show this great video read by Jan Brett herself!

Cross-Curricular Planning

Our Academically Challenging yet Developmentally Appropriate Thematic Unit features the story, "The Mitten."

All children love the traditional tale, "The Mitten!" Expand on great literature, reach across the curriculum, and strategically teach to the common core standards as you enjoy bringing Mitten Mania into your classroom.

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Table of Contents:

Shared Reading Activities:

The Mitten: Retell a Story

Mitten Poetry Activity: Group Reading Activity

Literacy Activities:

Little Lost Mittens: Reviewing Early Phonics and Phonological Skills.

Shake and Fill Mittens: Reading and Writing CVC Words

Warm Mittens: Naming Sounds or Reading Nonsense Words

The Kittens’ Mittens: Naming Alphabet Sounds

Kittens’ Mittens Words: Reading CVC Words

QR Mittens: Writing Sight Words

Makin’ Mittens: Reading Sight Words

The Lost Mitten: Producing Rhymes

Mitten Colors: Reading Color Words

Math Activities:

Mitten Spots: Naming Numbers Fluently

The Mitten Shop: Counting by Tens

Mitten Bingo: Identifying Numbers 11-30

Mitten Problems: Decomposing Numbers

Mitten Sort: Sorting Mittens by Shape

Mitten Pairs: Understand Number, Quantity Relationships

Mitten Numbers: Writing Numbers from 0-20.

Dice Mitten Throw: Adding Dice

Writing Prompts/Word Wall

Write a Story

My Mittens 

Who Will Crawl Into My Mitten?

Mitten Word Wall

Make a List of Mitten Words

Class Book

Millions of Mittens 

Guided Reading Books

The Mitten: Level A

The Mitten Level C

Art Projects

Mitten Art

Mitten Wreath

The Mitten Retelling Puppets


Oh Where, Oh Where

Fuzzy Mittens

The Mitten

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