Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
Ada Twist teaches us about the wonders of experimentation through her trials and tribulations trying to get to the bottom of her many unanswered questions; What is the source of that stinky smell? How do noses smell anything at all? Most importantly, WHY? Ada is constantly asking the question of why, much to her parent’s and teachers’ dismay, in order to better understand the world around her.
Check out a free read aloud of Ada Twist here or read an online PDF here.
Read to Succeed loves "Ada Twist, Scientist" and created a comprehension guide for children and families to use with the book as they read. These activities can be used with learners as young as Kindergarten by talking through the illustrations in the book and making inferences about what will happen page after page. Older readers who can also create connections about the scientific method, making hypotheses of their own!
Andrea Beaty has created a collection of activities to go along with the story and can be found below or on her website along with activities to match her other books here.
Ada Twist was such a hit that she got her own show on Netflix! Watch the trailer below.
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