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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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 submit storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1] Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

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