Stellarphant is an absolute must for every classroom library. This wonderful picture book offers a multitude of teaching moments and opportunities for discussion. Perfect to explore opinion writing, persuasive writing, space travel, courage, determination, perseverance, discrimination, diversity, equality, equity and feminism with your students.
The blurb: Stella the elephant is fighting interstellar discrimination one pachyderm at a time! Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem: Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come up with a new reason she can’t join. But where there’s a will, there’s a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars.
- Use the arguments in the book to formulate opinion writing or persuasive writing pieces. Newspaper articles, letters, posters… take your pick!
- Have your students design and build their own rocket just like Stella did!
- Discuss space and the qualities of an astronaut. Students write their own astronaut job applications.
- Examine the role different animals and humans have taken in the exploration of space.