Do your students struggle with understanding that failure is an important part of success? Read on to find Rosie Revere, Engineer activities and comprehension questions to promote pursuing your passion.
Rosie Revere loves to build things and learns it is okay if her creations don’t work the first time. The book gives you the opportunity to promote:
- Creative thinking
- Determination and resilience
- Deconstructing gender stereotypes
- Self-esteem and self-confidence
- Pursuing your passion
You can also use the book to teach
- Sequencing and retelling
- Character traits
- Problem and Solution
- Making connections
- Cause and effect
Scroll down for Rosie Revere, Engineer activities, discussion questions and videos.
Rosie Revere, Engineer Activities and Resources
Rosie dreams of becoming a great engineer when she grows up. She loves to invent gizmos and gadgets, including a hot dog machine and helium pants. She creates a snake-repelling hat for her Uncle Fred.
Rosie is embarrassed, perplexed and dismayed when he laughs at her invention. From that moment, she keeps her creations a secret (under the bed), worried that they will be failures.
Her great-great-aunt Rose visits and mentions to Rosie that she still has one goal to achieve in her life. She wants to fly. Rosie lies awake that night, thinking of how she could help her aunt fly. She came up with the idea of making a cheese-copter.
After completing her invention, Rosie takes it out for a test flight. After flying for a few moments, it crashes to the ground. When aunt Rose sees the machine, she laughs. Rosie is devastated and then surprised when Rose hugs her. She tells Rosie about her test flight was a raging success because it flew. She reassures Rosie that failure is part of the process of inventing. “The only true failure can come if you quit.”
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Abrams Books (2013)
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Rosie Revere, Engineer Story Activities and Resources
I have created literacy graphic organizers for Rosie Revere, Engineer. You can find them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:
- Author’s Purpose
- Cause & Effect
- Character Traits and Analysis
- Comprehension Questions and Writing Prompts
- Inferring and Predicting
- Main Idea and Theme
- Making Connections
- Point of View
- Problem and Solution
- Retelling, Sequencing and Summarizing
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Rosie Revere, Engineer Activities and Links
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Rosie Revere, Engineer 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.
- Describe the problem faced by Rosie and how she solved it.
- “The only true failure can come if you quit.” Do you agree? Why or why not?
- What do you do when you try something that doesn’t work the way you want? How do you feel, and what do you do?
- Why do the students in Ms. Greer’s class celebrate each perfect failure?
- Are failures something to celebrate? How do failures help you grow?
- What does “Your brilliant first flop was a raging success!” mean?
- What events led to Rosie changing her outlook on her inventions?
- What does a ‘perfect failure’ mean?
- How do Rosie’s uncle Fred and aunt Rose react differently to Rosie’s inventions?
- Why is it important to represent female aviators in the book for Rosie and the reader?
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