Lesson plans and teaching ideas
Jan Brett's Home Page
What a generous Web site for teachers! Click on the link for the Site Map and start scrolling. Activities, math flash cards, alphabet cards, Dolch words, writing help, coloring pages, award certificates--the list is extensive. The author of Hedgie's Surprise, Who's that Knocking on Christmas Eve?, Daisy Comes Home, The Gingerbread Baby, Town Mouse, Country Mouse and many other titles clearly knows what teachers need.
Addition and Subtraction Puzzles
Students review simple math facts by matching parts of a puzzle. Teacher prep required in advance. Adobe Reader required for access.
Annie and the Wild Animals
Seven activities to support the book.
Beauty and the Beast
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.
Berlioz the Bear
Three printable handouts: students work with rhyming words; they identify complete sentences; they write riddles. Adobe Reader required for access.
Gingerbread Baby Unit
Eleven lesson to develop a variety of skills.
Hedgie's Surprise: Readers Theater with Jan Brett
This lesson is designed for grades 1 and 2. Students create a Readers Theatre script and perform it for others.
Click here: Lesson plans for The Mitten have been moved to a separate page.