How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton is the whimsical tale of Santa and one of his elves skillfully eluding the many traps that different children set for them! The special holiday STEM challenge will engage your students in the engineering process, encouraging them to think outside of the box, while the ELA activities help students dig in and analyze the text! Not to mention, there's a super cute How-To Craft!
This unit includes:
• Literacy Activities
Story Map, Character Traits, Brainstorming, Authors Purpose/Message Journal pages, How to Catch an Elf Writing page & craft
• STEM Challenge
Challenge Poster, Challenge Rules, Lesson Planning Page, Teacher Directions, Guiding Discussion Questions, Printable, Recording Sheet (recommended for K-2), STEM Journal (3rd-5th and beyond)
Build a trap to catch an elf.
Students of all ages will truly enjoy diving into this silly story as well as engaging in the engineering design process.
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• I strongly encourage you to review the free preview before purchasing to ensure your own satisfaction. There are screen shots of virtually all activities so that you know what you are purchasing.
• The ELA activities are geared towards K-2.
• The STEM project can be used in K-3 although you may want to find ways to supplement it with the upper grades.