The Jacket I Wear in the Snow Lesson Plan
Students have fun trying on winter clothes as you retell the story by Shirley Neitzel.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow is a great introduction to dressing appropriately for winter weather. Students love the predictability of this classic.
Students will "retell or dramatize traditional literature." --Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework
- The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
- snow pants
Set Up and Prepare
Remember that sharing hats is probably not a good idea, due to the possibility of head-lice.
Have students try on their clothes as you retell the story. If they don't have one of the items, they can pretend to put it on. (As a special treat, actually go outside after getting dressed.)
Try retelling the story as children are dressing for recess. Take pictures of the activity and create a class book.
Shirley Neitzel's website