I am so excited about this product! There are enough STEM projects out there already for you to chose from, but this is more about adding reading comprehension and adding in speaking and listening skills to the mix! The book Rosie Revere Engineer is a best seller with a great life lesson about never giving up! So when you are done reading the book to your class, enjoy doing a few extra activities with this product.
This bundle includes:
Vocabulary Cards – The cards can be used on bulletin boards, or even just as a quick set of cards that you introduce before reading the story. For group activities, I like to give a vocabulary card to a group and have them create mini posters to go with each word. This can be done before or after the story has been read.
Vocabulary Interactive page – Students will cut down the middle of the page to create a left and right barn door taped to the edge of paper. Students should also cut the horizontal dotted lines to create the individual flaps. This works great for independent seatwork and to teach study skills.
Before you read worksheet – Use this for independent morning work the morning before you read the story. It works great to build background knowledge. Students love to predict what the story will be about after they had done their morning work!
Point of View Interactive- Students will have a page for an interactive notebook (or a cut and paste worksheet) that will go over the comprehension skill on discovering character’s point of view.
Grammar Interactive- Students will make another page for an interactive notebook going over adverbs. The point of this interactive will to have students brainstorm different words to describe HOW an action is performed. Maybe have students describe how people act in the cafeteria, or at recess to point out the –ly words!
Types of Engineers “I have, who has” type student read aloud- I am so excited for this activity! Either pick eight students randomly or have them work in groups to preview and read their cards. Then beginning the discussion with the teacher’s definition of engineering. Students will then work on their listening skills to hear what type of engineering will be discussed next! It’s a great way to engage students and still do an extended read. The cards are also at different reading abilities to help with all levels of readers!
Writing Follow-up- This is a quick exit ticket to the Types of Engineers activity. Students will identify which type of engineer they could see themselves being.