Here Comes the Snow Extension Activities
Use this chart to compare and contrast Here Comes the Snow! by Angela Shelf Medearis and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Part of the Ezra Jack Keats Author Study
Comparing and Contrasting
Suggest that children take turns reading these books about snow—The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Have children compare these books to Here Comes the Snow. Ask them:
- Did the characters in the books dress the same way?
- Did they play the same games?
- Did they have to wait for the snow to fall?
As children answer these questions, make a comparison chart to help them easily compare the books. Post this chart on a classroom bulletin board.
|We Read About Snow|
|Title||Here Comes the Snow||The Snowy Day||The Jacket I Wear in the Snow|
|Snow||waited for the snow
|snow fell during
|Clothing||wore coats, boots,
|wore snowsuit||wore jacket, scarf, hat, mittens, jeans, sweater, boots, long underwear, socks|
|Activity||made snow angels; had a snowball fight; built a snowman||made tracks in the snow; made snow
to be a mountain
|tried to ride a sled|
|Ending||drank hot cocoa||took a warm bath;
next day snow
falls; go outside
|went indoors; got undressed;
had cocoa, doughnuts, cupcakes