As a resource teacher, I pull 2nd grade guided reading groups. I needed to spice things up after the winter break, so I decided to have all my students read varying levels of books about space. With our books, we will be using context clues, determining the main idea, and identifying text features. Then, I am going to pull the groups together to compare and contrast their texts. This week, my kiddos needed their engagement upped a little. So we built "constellations" out of marshmallows and toothpicks!
Then I used a graphic organizer to guide them in writing "how to" build the constellion.
Then kids loved it and you can find that freebie in our TPT store!