Bring K-2 literacy lessons to life using Carly & Adam’s Read-Aloud STEM kits.
By Educators for Educators
Developed in collaboration with Carly and Adam – an educator duo best known for their elementary read-aloud and STEM activities, STEM Teachers Club, and annual STEAM Teacher Summit – these Read-Aloud STEM 10-Packs are sure to create connections between reading and engineering for children and educators alike.
Storytelling + Creativity
Read-aloud STEM is an activity that begins with the literacy component: simply reading a story. That story captures students’ imaginations, which easily leads to opportunities for learning in STEM, design, and making. This package enables teachers, even those new to STEM concepts, to incorporate hands-on learning with ELA naturally. It’s great for any lower-elementary classroom, library, or after-school activity.
Not a Box
In Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, readers explore boxes, or rather not-a-boxes, along with the main character. A box is not always what it seems! Using this pack’s activity guide and materials, students are inspired to think outside the box as they complete a quick creativity challenge and two follow-up engineering challenges.
Each student receives an activity guide to read as well as to draw, write, and practice in. They can work together or individually to form their own not-a-boxes. Finally, they share their own stories, findings, or what they learned verbally or in writing.
Each pack also comes with one teacher guide to help guide educators through their first read-aloud STEM activity. It includes best practices, standard alignments to Common Core ELA and Math and NGSS, and tips for assessment. Pack is available with or without Not a Box book, just in case you have your own copy or can borrow it from your local library.