Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty Teaching Resources

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty promotes themes of curiosity, inquiry, and creative and critical thinkers. The book also gives opportunities to teach:

Ada Twist started talking at the age of three and asked why? what? how? and when? Her curiosity leads to questions to figure out how the world works and her place in it.

On the first day of spring, Ada sets out to discover the source of a pungent aroma. She devises a hypothesis and conducts experiments with her safety goggles on a vacuum hose attached to her nose. She tests the cabbage stew, almost puts the cat in the washing machine and writes her ideas on the Great Thinking Wall.

Her frazzled parents soon realise their daughter was a scientist. They nurture her inquisitive nature and obvious talents despite living among the chaos and clutter. They help her believe she is capable of anything, including using her scientific traits to track down the horrible stench.

Book Series

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Abrams Books (2016)
ISBN: 9781419721373

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Andrea Beaty Official Website
David Roberts Official Website

Ada Twist, Scientist Resources

I have created a bundle of literacy graphic organizers for Ada Twist, Scientist. You can find them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Click on the image to go directly to the pack.

Abrams Book: Teacher Guide, Activities & Experiments
Andrea Beaty: Ada Twist, Scientist Free Resources
Booktopia: Fun Across the Curriculum
Illinois Reads: Ada Twist, Scientist Curriculum Plan
Teaching Tolerance: STEM at Work
Teaching Tolerance: Who, Me? A Scientist?

Ada Twist, Scientist Graphic Organisers

Click on the images to find more information about the literacy companion pack to Ada Twist, Scientist which includes 265 NO PREP graphic organizers. 

There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:

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Read-Aloud Questions

Read aloud sessions are a wonderful way for children to understand the connection between written text and spoken language. You can model reading habits and strategies, reading fluency, tone and eye contact. You can also introduce different genres, authors and illustrators.

  • What do you think Andrea Beaty wants us to learn from reading Ada Twist, Scientist?
  • What did you learn from reading Ada Twist, Scientist?
  • Describe the problem faced by Ada and the process she went through to solve it.
  • How would you describe Ada? What are her character traits?
  • How do Andrea Beaty and David Roberts show Ada‘s curiosity?
  • Ada’s curiosity caused problems in the beginning. Do you think her behaviour was acceptable? Explain your answer.
  • If you lived with Ada how would you go about answering all her questions?

You can find a full set of 72 comprehension questions for Ada Twist, Scientist available in my TPT Store.

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