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MakerSpace and 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 Oliver written by Birgitta Sif. BOOK NOT INCLUDED. Oliver is an adorable book about a boy that feels a bit different from the rest. Oliver creates a world of fantasy in which to keep himself entertained, but he has a problem when he feels nobody is listening to him. This book is excellent for exploring the feelings of being alone and different than the rest. It is also so much fun to use an engineering mentality to solve Oliver's problem. 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
Asking and Answering Questions in Text
Character Work with choices for differentiation
Illustrations bring meaning to text. (Such beautiful illustrations in this story. Such a powerful way to explore feelings based on what you see in the picture. Tons of inferring opportunities.)
Engineering Maker Activity
Examples of Solutions
Optional Challenge Cards (2 options- can help provide a little more structure, if your kids need that)
Planning Sheet for Solution
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
Engineering K-2 standards (From Next Gen. Science Standards)
Listening and Speaking
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