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Activity Overview


Callie and her family came across many challenges in the novel Calico Girl. Joseph is sold, they must escape enslavement, Little Charlie dies, and they must adapt to a new way of living. For this activity, students will create a 3 cell spider map illustrating and describing three challenges that Callie and her family came across. Teachers can provide students with a list of challenges or see what they choose for themselves! Students can also choose to focus on a singular character, or the family as a whole.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a spider map that identifies challenges that Callie and her family face in Calico Girl. Illustrate instances of each challenge and write a short description below each cell.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the challenges you wish to include and write them in the headings.
  3. Create an image for an example that represents this challenge using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short description of each of the examples.
  5. Save and exit when you're done.

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Rubric

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Challenges
Students will create a storyboard that explains and illustrates the challenges that a character faces.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Explanation
The challenge descriptions are clear and at least two sentences.
The challenge descriptions can be understood but it are somewhat unclear.
The challenge descriptions are unclear and are not at least two sentences.
Illustrations
The illustrations represent the challenges using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations relate to the challenges, but are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the challenges.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Conventions
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.





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