Rosie Revere Engineer Read Aloud Book Guide


This Rosie Revere Engineer Read Aloud Book Guide accompanies the 2013 children’s book by Andrea Beaty and helps students explore the concept of failure and how to respond to it. Challenge students to analyze Rosie’s character, how she responds to failure and the important lesson that she learns. Ask students to compare the illustrations of the inventions in the book, pick their favorite and also create, draw and label their own. Finally, create your own stanza of poetry following the same rhyming structure of A-A-B-B.

This product includes:

  • 11 high-level, short answer, page-by-page questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.
  • A student book guide, PDF printer friendly version (7 pages)
  • A student book guide, PDF digital fillable form version (7 pages)
  • An answer key (7 pages) IS included with this movie guide, however answers may vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior.
  • A Google Forms Version of the Movie Guide
  • CCSS alignment indicating standards met, PDF (1 page – see also preview image)

Note: To make it easy to see which pages correspond to each question on the book guide, a description of the corresponding illustration is listed next to each question.


Here are my tips for using this Rosie Revere Engineer Read Aloud Book Guide in your classroom:

  1. Print one, double-sided Rosie Revere, Engineer Read Aloud Book Guide for each student
  2. Preview the questions ahead of time to see if any tweaks need to made to suit your students
  3. Encourage discussions and further questions, but discourage students from simply copying answers.
  4. Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.

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I ask questions that require students to ‘live’ on the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

K12 Movie Guides are on these other platforms as well:

Digital Version Tips

  • It is intended for a paperless, 1:1 tablet/iPad classroom
  • Ask students to download a PDF editor app if they don’t already have one. It needs to have a save function as well. I used Foxit PDF.
  • Host the file. I used google drive to share a folder with students.
  • When complete, ask students to save the file in a designated google drive folder using a naming convention. (I use LastnameFirstnameMovieGuide.pdf)

Distance Learning Tips:

  1. Distribute the digital PDF file or the google forms version to each student
  2. Use the screen sharing tool to read aloud the book and share the pictures with your students
  3. Pause for discussion after all or designated questions and give students time to respond