is a great end of the year activity for kids that gets your students through to the end with a final STEM/Maker activity and a look at vocabulary, asking and answering questions around text, central theme, and point of view
. Share a Close Reading with Last Day Blues
by Julie Danneberg, and then allow your little engineers to ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve upon a solution for Mrs. Harwell.
MakerSpace Moments in Literature combines literature with creative engineering design projects.
Students respond to text with close read activities as well as develop ideas to solve problems from the story. MakerSpace Moments in Literature are perfect for the elementary classroom or the library/media center.
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 Last Day Blues
written Julie Danneberg BOOK NOT INCLUDED
. Last Day Blues is a cute story that provides a unique point of view from the students who think Mrs. Hartwell is going to really miss school and how they can solve this problem. The book is available on Amazon.
Included In This Product
Vocabulary Cards- Can be used as a fun game of Headbanz or Charades or to display
Ask and Answer Question Work
Character Work with optional character comparison
Point of View focus
Engineering Maker Activity
Examples of Solutions for Mrs. Hartwell
Optional Challenge Cards (2 options- can help provide a little more structure, if your kids need that)
Ask Sheet to allow students to formulate questions they have about solutions
Planning and Creating Sheet for Solution Activity
Reflecting and Improving For All About My Solution (for writing extension)
Words About My Solution
My Solution Presentation Points
Compare and Contrast Solutions 2 options
Asking and Answering Questions
Point of View
Compare and Contrast
Engineering K-2 standards (From Next Gen. Science Standards)
Listening and Speaking
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