Thursday, January 19, 2012

Come Into My Mitten


The ability to retell a story is an important kinder standard and one that tends to be quite challenging for English Language Learners.My class loves to hear stories and I think this will be a real favorite. Why do I love The Mitten? I like it because of the rich vocabulary it introduces and most students can relate to losing something important.The retelling cards are placed in the pocket chart and look like a Flow Map which is used for sequencing. I made a reader for them that matches the cards and has dots under the text to help them continue to develop concepts of print. Thank you KPM Doodles for the adorable graphics to help me to make these materials. She has a great shop at Teacher's Notebook.

10 comments:

Freckleteacher said...

Ok Fran I will be one of the first to ask if this will be available for purchase? I think it is a great story for retelling and I love the sequence cards.

You are amazing at making htese type of activities for your students! I hope they love it and are sucessful with it.

Happy Friday my Friend!

msdora162 said...

This looks great. Are you going to post a link to the book and activities? I have continued placing dots on the sentences to help my students. Thank you for your continued contributions to our classroom materials.

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Retell is an incredibly important skill for young learners!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Mrs. Mac said...

Your flow map is adorable - I used your thanksgiving flow map and the kids instantly GOT IT! Fran, is there any chance you'd consider posting this? We're studying Jan Brett right now and working hard on sequencing. Thanks - Lisa
First Class with Mrs. Mac

Fran Kramer said...

This is part of my winter packet and I will have it available on TPT by Monday...pinky promise.

Freckleteacher said...

Thank you Fran! I will look for your Winter packet! It is sure to be a good one!

Have a fun weekend! I can't believe that it has been a week since our meet-up. I miss you already!

Mary said...

So excited! My class has already done with book this year, but I pinned it to my pinterest board and linked it to my blog! I am VERY exctied about it!!!

LS K teacher said...

I'm really looking forward to your winter unit! Everything you produce is amazing! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Mrs. Gorbe said...

Looks great! We used your I can Run book from the gingerbread unit and the retell cards. LOVED them! I also made the bracelets and it REALLY helped! Does the booklet have a bracelet for retell too? :)

daleseb said...

Hi Fran, I love your flow map cards. Do you think you will be adding a "flow map" packet at your store????
Thanks!!
Dalese Brooks