I am Neil Armstrong by Brad Meltzer Literature Unit Activities:
These literature companion activities for I am Neil Armstrong were created for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students. This is the 16th literature unit from the “Ordinary People Change the World” series.
This unit can be used without the book I am Neil Armstrong, but students may have to dig a little to find the answers to the comprehension questions. It is beneficial to have a copy of the book.
In this literature unit, you will find the following:
- Teacher Tips – 1 page
- Neil Armstrong Biographical Sketch – 1 page
- Comprehension Questions for I am Neil Armstrong – 1 page
- All About Neil Armstrong – 1 page
- Neil Armstrong Discussion Question Task Cards and answer sheet – 3 pages
- Neil Armstrong – Writing Prompt – 1 page
- Newspaper Template – 2 pages
- Vocabulary – 1 page
- Growth Mindset – 1 page
- Writing Prompt – Be the First! – 1 page
- Writing Prompt – How Would Your Life Be Different? – 1 page
- Writing a Friendly Letter – 2 pages
- STEM Challenge Rocket Launch – 5 pages
- Answer keys where appropriate – 4 pages
NOTE: THIS FILE INCLUDES A DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION!
This product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.
This PDF file contains 32 pages + Google Slides™.
Tanya M –
Kristin P –
Great graphic organizer to go with the book. Vocabulary, activity, it all worked great and students loved it! Thanks!
Haley G –
We loved learning about Neil Armstrong through this resource!
Tori Martin –
I love the stem projects and growth mindset activities that are included!
Kimberly B –
Love the additional writing activities!
Charity Boren –
I loved having my enrichment kids working on this with the book study! Thank you!
Amber H –
Kimberly P –
Perfect for my class!!! I was able to use the included STEM activity for a GT showcase! Thank you!
Claire H –
Great novel study! It made my guided reading plans so much easier!
Reno’s Room –
Thank you! I can’t wait to include this in my book study!
Kamela D –
We do a Brad Meltzer Unit! Love this!
Colleen K –
Wonderful unit to use with my reading groups!
Melissa Preston –
My students loved reading the book that goes along with this. The packet was well done and engaging. It could be used with or without the book!
Emily A F –
This was helpful when reading the book with my class. You could use this resource without the book as well. My class really enjoyed the STEM activity.
Stephanie P –
Bobbi W –
This was great! My child struggled with the S.T.E.M project on her own, but I kept telling her how NASA and Neil didn’t always get it right the first and how proud I was of her for the multiple times she tried to launch that Hershey kiss. She was so proud of herself for her efforts. This was a very thoughtful lesson. Thank you!
Brittany R –
I am teaching students in grades 2 – 5 online, using the “I Am” biography series by Brad Meltzer. The resources that Kirsten’s Kaboodle offers are ADORABLE and the students love the activities. I highly recommend this resource as an addition to Meltzer’s books.
Shawna M –
Loved this resource, made my job easier.
My students were totally engaged with this book unit. Thank you so much, it was a blessing since I already had a class set of the book. We loved it.
Sarah B –
I purchased several of these for a biography unit. They are very helpful and well made.
Jessica Petree –
Great activities to go with the text. My kids really enjoyed the book and it made them re-think picture books as “easy”.