The Benefits of Novel Engineering
Works Within ELA Curriculum
The highly-adaptable approach works within an already existing language arts curriculum where teachers choose books that work best in their classrooms
Engages All Learners
The exciting and different way to practice literacy provides students who struggle with language arts have a new way to demonstrate comprehension
Introduces Realistic Engineering Problems
Looking for problems in the text as “engineers” introduces students to rich, realistic engineering problems. In solving engineering challenges, students have achieved much higher level engineering standards than expected at their grade levels.
Enhances Reading Comprehension
Students relate to the characters as they work to create solutions for them, enhancing the comprehension of text as students try to find details to predict characters’ choices. Students support their ideas with evidence from the text.
Provides Integration of Different Disciplines
Using texts to find engineering problems and engineering to promote the text provides synergistic integration of different disciplines and meets common core and next generation science standards
Builds 21st Century Skills
Engaging in the Engineering Design Process allows students to practice important 21st century skills such as teamwork and communication