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Activity Overview


Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary that students will see in their readings or presentations aids in overall comprehension and retention. In this activity, students will create a spider map that defines and illustrates key vocabulary related to the region of the Southwest and its First Nations. Each cell will contain a term, its definition and an illustration that depicts the meaning. When students define and illustrate each term, they master the application of it and retain it as part of their lexicon.


Indigenous Peoples of the Southwest Vocabulary

  • ancient Anasazi
  • Hopi
  • Zuni
  • Yaqui
  • Yuma
  • Apache
  • Tao
  • Navajo (Dine)
  • Kiva
  • Cliff dwelling
  • Adobe Pueblo Apartments
  • Hogan House
  • Mesa
  • Adobe Clay
  • Adobe Clay Pot
  • Trickster Tale
  • Origin Story

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a storyboard that demonstrates your understanding of different words using both an illustration and a definition.

Student Instructions

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the key terms you have chosen.
  3. In the description boxes, write the definition of the term.
  4. Create an illustration for each term using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Must have 3 terms, correct definitions and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/6/3] Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/6/4] Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/6/6] Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression

Rubric

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Vocabulary
Define and illustrate each of the key terms.
Proficient
7 Points
Emerging
4 Points
Beginning
1 Points
Definitions
The vocabulary words are correctly defined.
The meaning of the vocabulary words can be understood but it is somewhat unclear.
The vocabulary word is not clearly defined
Illustrations
The storyboard illustrations clearly depict the meaning of the vocabulary words.
The illustrations relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words but it they are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.


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