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Suspense Riddles with the Favorite Read Aloud: The Mitten

Kylene Reed
January 3, 2024

 

This lesson has become one of our all-time favorites. You know how you plan a lesson; sometimes it's good, and other times it's better than you expect? But every once in a while, there are those lessons that blow you away and end up becoming one of your favorites! Well, this lesson on suspenseful riddles comes from one of my staple winter books, The Mitten by Jan Brett, and it ended up being one of our favorites each winter.

You WANT to add this to your lesson plans this month, so I have included the link to the lesson plan and all of the resources at the bottom of the page, JUST FOR YOU!

We started the lesson by reading aloud the book and listing the animals that hid in the mitten. Then, I modeled hints about the rabbit using clues that the students helped me write. We then talked about which of the hints gave away the fact that I was writing about a rabbit and which were less specific. This helped them to see how to save the specific clues until the end when we wanted to give away who we were writing about!

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Check out some of our samples below, and then click the book to download the entire lesson and all of my modeled charts. I am sure this will also be one of your favorite lessons. 

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Click the book below to download this lesson for your class! And please don't forget to share a sample or two on my Facebook group- Love to Write and Read All-Day 

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