Ada Twist, Scientist activities and lesson plan ideas
Ada Twist, Scientist activities and lesson plan ideas
Ada Twist, Scientist activities and lesson plan ideas
Ada Twist, Scientist activities and lesson plan ideas
Ada Twist, Scientist activities and lesson plan ideas
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Ada Twist, Scientist activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Ada Twist, Scientist Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Andrea Beaty’s book. Read aloud the STEM picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.


THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

☐ making predictions

☐ comparing and contrasting

☐ analyzing character

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ making connections

☐ asking and answering questions

☐ author's purpose

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ patience

☐ perseverance and grit

☐ problem-solving

☐ goal setting

☐ making good choices

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ contractions

☐ punctuation

☐ quotation marks

☐ synonyms

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

The book, Ada Twist, Scientist is about a little girl who is very curious. She wonders about the world around her and tries to find answers to her questions, specifically, what the cause of a bad smell might be.

As she conducts experiments to answer her questions, her parents get very frustrated with her. Eventually, the whole family gets involved with Ada’s curiosity and they work together to find answers to Ada’s questions.

This story is sure to inspire young readers to ask questions about the world around them and find answers to their own questions. Students will enjoy the fun illustrations, rhyme and humor throughout this book.

THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:

 Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
 Social-Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
 Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
 Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
 Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
 Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space

 Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution

 Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book

 Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)

 Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration

 Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
 Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally

 Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram

 Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another

 Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence

 Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections

 Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board

 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End

 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping

 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list-making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • book reviews

INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:

➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)

➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables