Students use Christmas Tree cards and letter tiles to spell sight words.
Laminate and cut out circles on each page. Put the circles in a container. Students will lay out the Santa and take turns pulling out a word family circle, reading it and placing it on the right beard. Play continues until all circles are gone.
After reading The Mitten, The students will illustrate the verbs listed on each mitten.
Students will brainstorm and think of other uses that a mitten might hold. They will extend one thought by writing about it in detail.