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Jan Brett is a favorite author in my classroom, so we read <a href="http://bookwizard.scholastic.c... Hat</i></a> for our author study. The students like the funny ending to the story. They also love the illustrations and being able to predict what will happen next.
- The Hat by Jan Brett
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
Take time to look at the details in the illustrations on each page. Also notice the pictures on the sides and top of each of pages. After the students look at the illustration on a page, can they predict what will happen on the following page?
Print out The Hat animal masks from Jan Brett's website. Use these to act out the story. Jan Brett provides ideas on her website: www.janbrett.com/the_hat_play.htm
The students could write a different ending for the story.
The students can compare and contrast The Hat with The Mitten, also by Jan Brett.
The students could learn more about Denmark, the setting for The Hat. Use www.yahooligans.com to search for Denmark.
The students could create a song or poem about each of the animals.
The Hat - http://www.janbrett.com/hat_book.htm
The Hat animal masks - http://www.janbrett.com/hat_animal_masks_main.htm