This picture book guide was designed to help teachers prepare their students for Common Core extended response questions and to meet the Next Generation Science Standards. It was also designed to help teachers make digital connections to literature.
The guide opens with a digital connection to help students perfect an invention that serves lunch.
Five guiding questions are provided that can be the basis for whole class discussion or individual student essay response.
An extension idea is provided in the form of a website that allows students to learn about everyday products that are a result of NASA inventions.
The guide closes with the five guiding questions on three printable pages with plenty of room for written responses. An answer key is also provided.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Next Generation Science Standard Addressed:
3-5-ETS1 Engineering Design
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