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Jennifer Martin

STEM of Superhero Zora Neale Hurston Writer & Poet

Grades: 3rd Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts, Science, Writing

Student Instructions

Zora is a Superhero of STEM because= When we think if Writers and Poets like Zora Hurston we do not always think if STEM. Learn some on her story at the "Secret Museum" video found on Example pg 1 Then Let's MAKE Some STEM Connections SCIENCE-Writers like Zora use their 5 senses we talk about in science to come up with their ideas to write stories. (watch the BrainPopjr video found on Example pg 2 TECHNOLOGY-Today many writers use computer technology to write their stories ENGINEERING-Zora uses the Design Engineering Process to write her stories just like engineers. MATH-Words, sentences, paragraphs, have syllables, beats, and patterns which we discuss in Math The Response Journal below has more explorations on STEM Superhero Zora. I used to design and engineer dolls like Zora. Let me know what YOU Think!

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

If you have a Brainpop jr account there are more activities to expand lessons. It also works well with Poetry Month & Women's History Month.