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MakerSpace Activity: STEAM takes the E for engineering and the A for arts from STEAM and you get Maker Space Moments in Literature. Makerspace Moments In Literature allow you to do a focused Close Reading with text as well as extend on a piece of literature with the same function and creativity of a Makerspace using engineering tools to problem solve and create. A Makerspace is a collaborative area where students can think, create, share, and grow using an assortment of materials and technologies.
This Makerspace Moment in Literature uses Are You Grumpy, Santa?
written by Gregg Spiridellis and Evan Spiridellis BOOK NOT INCLUDED.Are You Grumpy, Santa?, is an adorable book that shares how even the happiest people can be grumpy at times. The book is available on Amazon. This book is perfect for teaching problem and solution or cause and effect.
Included In This Product
Vocabulary Cards- Can be used as a fun game of Headbanz or Charades or to display
Retelling/Main Idea- 3 choices
Story Structure with 2 choices
Character Work with 2 choices
Engineering Maker Activity
Examples of Solutions for Santa
Planning Sheet for Solution Activity
All About My Solutions (for writing extension)
Words About My Solution
My Turkey Presentation Points
Compare and Contrast Santa Solutions Think Sheet
Asking and Answering Questions
Story Structure- with a focus on fiction and how the beginning and end of the story impacts the story
Engineering K-2 standards (From Next Gen. Science Standards)
Listening and Speaking
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Keywords: Makerspace, Maker Space, STEM, Close Read, Literature, Christmas