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Elevating STEM Learning through Read Alouds

Posted by EiE Team on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Using storybooks to support standards-based STEM lessons is essential for cross-curricular learning in elementary grades - and engaging pictures and fun characters are a great way to connect with students. While these books can be used for independent and group activities, reading the stories aloud elevates STEM learning to the next level.

By choosing our Engineering is Elementary® Storybooks for Grades 1-5 and reading these books along with your learner, you’re strengthening their literacy skills, interest in STEM topics and imaginations! Through the diversity of cultures represented in the stories, the mix of boys and girls, ethnicities and abilities, children are better able to see themselves in the characters represented in the books, making learning more engaging and personal.

Vocabulary supports provide simple definitions so readers can understand science terms and cultural vocabulary that may be unfamiliar. With special attention to the diverse needs of today’s elementary learners, and available in both English and Spanish, the storybooks deliver a unique set of supports and interactive features to create an engaging STEM learning experience. 

Hands-on, mini design challenges in each story promote problem solving, discovery and creative thinking as they build STEM literacy. The challenges can be easily completed using materials found around the home. The storybook sets are the ideal supplement to any science curriculum, OST, distance or at home learning.

Click here to learn more about our Engineering is Elementary Storybooks for Grades 1-5 and their accompanying Try It! Kits!

Written by EiE Team

Topics: Engineering and English Language Arts, EiE Teaching Tips, Engineering for All, Early Engineering, Engineering is Elementary, Virtual Learning

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