Iggy Peck, Architect is the story of a second grader who has a passion for building things. As a two-year-old, he builds a “leaning tower” out of diapers and the Great Sphinx in the backyard. The story describes and illustrates Iggy’s enthusiasm for buildings, and the challenges he faces and overcomes in his second grade classroom. This module explores the different types of architecture one could find when they travel the world. Students will analyze the variety of structures and get the opportunity for hands-on, real-world applications.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. Each lesson is formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver. We have added a sample of a During-Reading lesson entitled Character Development Over Time for you to preview.
- Construction Center
- 5 W’s (Who, What, When, Where, Why), Part I & II
- Key Ideas and Details
- Character Development over Time
- See. Think. Wonder.
- Comparing Texts
- Collaborative Building
- Doodle Exchange
- What Else Can This Be?
At the end of the module, you’ll find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Construct, Architect, Unconventional, Masterpiece, Creativity
Note: This module is part of 3rd Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.