This book presents a problem that most kids can relate to. Okay, let's be honest. This book presents a problem that most people can relate to. How do you find the courage to pursue your dreams when the people around you are telling you to do something else? Astronaut Annie would be a great interactive read aloud because there are lots of opportunities to ask readers what Annie should do. In addition to the career crossword puzzle below, I included the NASA document about women in space that Suzanne Slade links to on her website. Upper elementary teachers, be sure to check out Tanya Lee Stone's Almost Famous. It'll fascinate your students.
Activity Name: Career Crossword
Activity Description: Give students a copy of Careers Crossword Puzzle provided in Teacher's Guide. Using the career definitions, students will learn about exciting career options as they solve the puzzle.
4N Essays Are Taking Off!
For the rest of the 2018-2019 school year, students will be writing essays about the books they recommend on our back bulletin board and their writing will be featured on our front bulletin board. Look for essays to be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Celebrate with us as we grow as readers and writers.