This Reading and Research-Based STEAM lesson plan with digital task journal for Google Slides includes a Growth Mindset read-aloud and great suggestions for how to incorporate this STEAM project into your daily independent reading assignments while you still teach reading groups! Students learn 21st century skills, problem-solving and critical analysis while still working on your reading curriculum.
I created my Reading & Research-Based STEAM task journal for Google Slides as a solution to a problem in my own reading class when implementing traditional STEAM projects. I was in need of a way to make the STEAM process more reading related to better implement it into my own reading curriculum. Now, my STEAM process is based on assigned reading research and the process requires the students to be more text dependent. I use this to teach research skills, close reading skills, and can align the independent reading with my students’ needs and levels using ReadWorks informational articles and getEpic.com. The task journal reflection prompts are directly related to the assigned reading and require my students to use their reading strategies and analysis skills throughout the entire process. The process is text-dependent, making it perfect for my reading class. I also have found a way to use this as an independent assignment while I still teach differentiated small groups. I give you the timing and daily tasks that I use in my own classroom on the following pages.
If you like this idea but have your own STEAM lessons that you'd like to use in your classroom see my Reading and Research-Based STEAM Task Journal for Google Slides for any STEAM lesson.