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The Missing Mitten Mystery

The Missing Mitten Mystery

This book companion has various  ’The Missing Mystery' cross-curricular activities: Reading: Summarizing the story, Spelling: Word making with the word: mitten, Math: Smitten with Mittens addition game and Narrative Writing graphic organizer and writing paper.

Are we really talking January?!  Yep!  I’m here again this month to provide inspiration and resources to help you add sparkle to your January lesson plans!

The Missing Mystery is a fun story by Steven Kellogg.  Annie and her dog, Oscar, have had a delightful day playing in the snow – but she soon discovers that she has lost one of her red mittens – her fifth lost mitten this year!  She retraces her steps to find it.   We get to relive her adventures of the day and we are entertained by her creative ideas on just where that missing mitten is – and what it is being used for….
This story is a perfect launch into cross-curricular activities:

Comprehension

You can to use this story to develop students’ comprehension skill of summarizing by identifying the beginning, middle, and end of the story.  This flip book is a fun way to record their thoughts.

WRITING

The middle of the story is filled with Annie’s imaginings of where her mitten ended up.   You can use this section of the flip book to generate ideas from your students for their narrative about their missing mittens.
This book companion has various  ’The Missing Mystery' cross-curricular activities: Reading: Summarizing the story, Spelling: Word making with the word: mitten, Math: Smitten with Mittens addition game and Narrative Writing graphic organizer and writing paper.
You also get a pre-write graphic organizer and some winter-themed paper for the students to use for publishing.
The publishing papers came from my January Monthly Paragraph Writing Resources which is packed with resources to meet all your writing needs for January.  Just click on the picture below to see more of that packet.
  

Making Words

This book companion has various  ’The Missing Mystery' cross-curricular activities: Reading: Summarizing the story, Spelling: Word making with the word: mitten, Math: Smitten with Mittens addition game and Narrative Writing graphic organizer and writing paper.
Mittens make this word-making activity just a little more fun!  You can use it in a variety of ways: morning work, literacy centers, partner activity, homework, or as a whole class activity.

MATH

Data Analysis with Glyphs

Annie finds her mitten in the end of the story in a very surprising place – it has become the heart of her snowman!  I love to use this story as an anticipatory set for my Data Analysis with Snowman Glyphs unit.  
Just click here or on the pictures below see more.

If you are looking for an engaging way to teach/review the CCSS graphing standards, this may be what you are looking for. My students love making glyphs, and because they love their little creations, they love to collect and analyze data - I'm sure yours will too!

If you are looking for an engaging way to teach/review the CCSS graphing standards, this may be what you are looking for. My students love making glyphs, and because they love their little creations, they love to collect and analyze data - I'm sure yours will too!

Addition Game

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This book companion for ’The Missing Mystery' great for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classroom or home school students! Many cross-curricular activities are included: Reading: Summarizing the story, Spelling: Word making with the word: mitten, Math: Smitten with Mittens Doubles plus 1 addition game and Narrative Writing graphic organizer and writing paper. {first, second, third}

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  • Katie Knight December 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    AMAZING as always!!!!!

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    My name is Peggy Means. I am a child of God and a retired elementary teacher. I loved teaching and creating engaging resources for my students. Now, I love sharing my resources and ideas with busy teachers around the world.

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