Winter is finally here in Virginia! After a record-breaking warm Christmas of almost 80 degrees, the cold weather is here. Now bring on the snow!
But before we have snow, let's make sure everyone has mittens!
This week with my second graders, we worked on sequencing the MAIN events of the story, not the entire story. I used the book The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen to help students with the concept. It was suggested by one of my go to comprehension lesson sites ReadWorks.
I loved reading this book with my second graders! It was perfect for helping them do more than sequence events. At one point, we were trying to figure out why one kid wasn't playing in the snow. When I read the words, "His hands were deep in his pockets," one of my students said ~
"He doesn't have mittens!"
I wasn't even planning a lesson on inferences.
Here is the flow map we made together.
Then I turned it sideways to show them that you can look at it a different way too!
It was a great way for children to see the way we could tell the story in only 4 events.
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