Story Design: Innovative STEAM Projects Grades K-8

Story Design: Innovative STEAM Projects Grades K-8

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Story Design is an exciting new student-driven, project-based interdisciplinary program that combines STEM with English Language Arts. Included are 21 project-based learning lesson plans for Grades K-8. In Story Design lessons, students …
  • read and understand grade-level literature.
  • identify conflicts in the literary text.
  • identify a problem in the text that could have a practical, physical, or technological solution.
  • design and propose a solution incorporating STEM topics.
  • construct, test, and improve a prototype of their solution.
  • communicate their solution to the classroom.
Here are the Story Design lessons and the books that students will read (available separately) for each lesson…

Grades K-3 Lesson Plans
Design a Sidecar, based on The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires Design a Support Structure, based on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
Design a Safe Way Down, based on Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty Design Egg Protection, based on After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat Design a Route, based on Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown Design a Rotor, based on Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty Design a Seed Starter, based on The Empty Pot by Demi Design a Lighting System, based on The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Grades 4-8 Lesson Plans
Design a Business Plan, based on The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies Design a Treasure Sensor, based on Holes by Louis Sachar Design a Navigation Program, based on From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Design Camouflage, based on The Wild Robot by Peter Brown Design a Surveillance System, based on Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Design an Escape Route, based on Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien Design a Communication System, based on Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix Design a Detection Method, based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Design an Accessibility Modification, based on Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick Design a Steering Device, based on James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Design a Simple Machine, based on Stuart Little by E.B. White Design a Computer Program, based on The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Design a Food Storage System, based on Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733282307
Publisher: SparkNotes
Publication date: 07/15/2019
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 204,843
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Story Design: Innovative STEAM Projects Grades K-8 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Harnedfamily 6 months ago
The individual Story Design Guides for each of the featured 21 books ( picture books and chapter books ) are definitely available and are VERY affordable! List cost is just $15 and they are eligible for Educator and School/Institutional discounting. Call or email your local store for more details. I work with teachers and literacy programs who LOVE how Story Design gives an accessible framework for pairing STEM/STEAM and ELA.
Anonymous 8 months ago
i have not seen it . u need away for one to buy one book and work that goes with it 150 is alot of money.also i could not find a way to see anything. i would pay $10.00 for a sample that would work for 3 through 5 or so. . $150.00 is alot to pay sight unseen. this would maybe be good for home schoolers. it sounds like a 3 but could see nothing no pages etc. thanks mary hitz