This inventor’s unit was inspired by the book “What do you do with an idea?” The book teaches its readers to nurture their ideas and believe in themselves. There will be challenges to address and problems to solve. This book is a great read-aloud for your class and we are providing a writing page with this book as its theme! These themed writing papers will be great to post on bulletin boards inside or outside your class to display your students’ wonderful ideas.
One of the great things about this unit is the time flexibility. Feel free to dive deep and spread the lesson over 2 weeks. Alternatively, this can be a shorter innovative lesson for observations. I have attached a short form lesson plan to provide teachers the flexibility to make it their own. I will provide some suggested questions to ask students, a list of great read aloud books, a list of books students could use for their research, and a list of great inventors, past and modern, and their respective inventions. Throughout the lesson, you will find different options to approach the lesson.
Before, After and During Questions for WHAT DO YOU WITH AN IDEA?
4 Writing Prompts for WHAT DO YOU WITH AN IDEA?
Writing Page Template for WHAT DO YOU WITH AN IDEA?
Letters to Parents
All About Elon Musk
Recyclable Material List
Eureka! Eureka! Eureka!
Inventors with their Inventions
This packet also includes science theme writing pages in three paper styles: primary (kindergarten lined paper), 1st grade primary, and upper grade lined paper. There are four featured scientists in each paper style: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Isaac Newton. There are 10 additional themes based on child scientists and scientific tools. Total of 42 Writing Papers