This more complex literacy suitcase coordinates with the Ukrain-
ian folktale “The Mitten”and the interactive poem chart based on
the book (activity 3.4). The larger quantity of word cards and fill-
in-the blank papers may be overwhelming for younger or less-
experienced children. A note from the teacher encourages children
to experiment with writing the names of additional animals that
crawl into the mitten. Children can use invented spelling or look
for models for conventional spellings of the names.
This suitcase is appropriate for older preschool, kindergarten, and
first-grade children. The modifications would make it appropriate
for younger children as well.