The Mitten reading comprehension unit for kindergarten. This was one of my son’s favorite winter books when he was growing up, so naturally, it became one of the books that we read over and over again!
Perhaps you have heard about our Guiding Readers Reading Comprehension units, but you have not tried them yet. Or perhaps you have, but you would simply love to add this book to your collection! [My hand is raised high). Well, you are in luck!
Because Deanna Jump and I created a week-long free unit for the book, The Mitten! [insert tears of joy]
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Here is a video version of the book that is read by Jan Brett! So, so GOOD!
Retelling and Book Questions
Just like each of our book units, we included questions to guide you through the text. The idea is to use these questions to help guide the conversation vs. conducting a quiz show! These are reading comprehension questions that spark a conversation that students have with their partner. In this way, every student is involved in as they dive deeper into each story. Simply put… we have done all of the planning for you. All you need to do is PRINT AND TEACH!
Students then work together as they put the colored retelling cards (pictured above) in sequential order. After the students have practiced orally retelling the story with their partner (over and over), then they complete their own retelling strip! This practice of retelling the story transformed my students’ ability to retell a story without the need for support when it came time to test my students reading levels using the DRA.
If you would like to read more about how these interactive read aloud units work, you may want to check out: INTERACTIVE READ ALOUD
The Mitten: Additional Math and Literacy Activities
We have a few math journal prompts to accompany this free unit.
Students work on measurement!
We also included a sentence study in each of our units. In this journal entry, students are looking for verbs, nouns, and adjectives. We also have a noun and verb sort! WOOT!
And just for fun, we included a word search (there are two levels). This search has words that are found in the text, so it makes a nice little review!
If you like this unit, you may be interested in a few of our book companion units.
- Little Red Hen Unit of Study: Guiding Readers
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears Unit of Study: Guiding Readers
- Polar Express Unit of Study: Guiding Readers
- Creepy Pair of Underwear Reading Comprehension Unit
We also have monthly units that include some of your favorite books.
FREE Reading Comprehension Unit for The Mitten
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