It's official- we love books about lost mittens and random animals who couldn't possibly fit into the mittens but crawl into them anyway!! We like to read about them, talk about them, compare the stories on charts and write about them.
Students read the first mitten book and discussed the animals involved in the squeezing into the mitten. The other mitten book was a read aloud to partner with their individual books.
After comparing the two stories, the students got to write about how the books were alike.