October is a great time to get into the STEM spirit!

We’ve started creating STEM + Literacy combo lesson plans! Teachers and young students love them! Try our 1st Grade STEM activities. While there are many ways to use STEM in your classroom, one of our favorite ways is through read-alouds! Yes, you read that correctly. You may be thinking,

but doesn’t STEM stand for science, technology, engineering and math?

It does! There are a lot of great ways to explore science, technology, engineering, and math through reading though. In fact, we actually think connecting literacy to STEM is one of the best ways to teach STEM. 

If you are new to using literacy and STEM together, these October STEM activities are a great place to start. If you are already a lover of the STEM + Literacy combo – you will love these three October themed read alouds to continue using literacy + STEM together in your classroom!


Recommended Read Aloud Books to Teach STEM & Literacy 

Creepy Carrots Read Aloud Lesson & Activities

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Bonaparte Falls Apart

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger and Dan Dantat


All three of these books are not only fun and engaging reads for students, they are perfect for teaching STEM! .  Keep reading to learn how the challenges each character faces creates a perfect STEM challenge for students to solve. 


How do we combine STEM and Literacy with Read Alouds?

Each read-aloud created for these three books provides 3-5 daily lesson plans to help students develop literacy skills. At the end of the literacy lessons, each read-aloud requires students to use what they’ve learned to solve a problem. We’ve added a problem that require students to use STEM skills to create a solution!


3 Super Fun Halloween Literacy & STEM Activities

Creepy Carrots Interactive Read Aloud with STEM Activity


Bonaparte Falls Apart Read Aloud with STEM Activity

Buy Now: Bonaparte Falls Apart Read Aloud Lesson Plan

Crankenstein Read Aloud with STEM Activity


Make It A Bundle with Our Halloween Read Aloud with STEM Activities!


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