Classroom Activity Inspired by Ungifted
by Hisami Aoki and Alana Pedalino
A robot is never truly complete without an awesome name and some exciting stickers! At least that’s what Donovan, the main character in Gordon Korman’s Ungifted, believes.
Inspired by Donovan’s gift for giving robots that extra flair, we designed, assembled, and decorated our own paper robots. Just as Donovan’s Tin Man Metallica Squarepants was made for navigating color-coded tracks and picking up inflatable rings, we designed each of our robots to complete a specific, imaginary task (can you guess what they are?).
What We Used:
• Our Build Your Own Robot! templates
We designed our own paper-robot template to make it easier for you to use in your classroom! See the pictures below for how it all folds together.
Pro Tip: Decorate your robot before you cut or fold. Paper robots are much harder to decorate assembled!
And here’s how they turned out! Can your students guess what each robot is good at?
Now your students can create their own robots inspired by reading Ungifted. Download this quick-and-easy robot template to get started. And don’t forget to share your creations on social media with the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs. We love seeing what Scholastic Book Clubs classrooms come up with!
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