My school is a STEM focus school so I try to integrate my students' literacy learning into our STEM activities. For those of you not familiar with the acronym, STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics.
Last Friday we discussed all of the places Opal and Winn Dixie have been to in their town of Naomi. The students used their engineering materials and designed some of the buildings that these characters have been to so far. They envisioned the town and landmarks. Some students made the Pick It Quick where the preacher had his church services. Some children created Miss Franny's library. One made Opal's trailer and another made the Winn Dixie grocery store. See if you can look closely enough and see how some of the students even created the characters!