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Activity Overview


Webs are an excellent tool to help students organize facts in a systematic and visual manner. Students will research Pennsylvania and use the blank template provided to show what they have learned. Students will create a 6 cell web that includes the state motto, flower, tree, and bird, capital and other major cities, a famous citizen, date of statehood, nickname, and an interesting tourist spot for Pennsylvania. This activity could be used as part of a Regions of the United States unit, or as part of an informational research unit.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a 6 cell web that includes the state motto, flower, tree, and bird, capital and other major cities, a famous citizen, date of statehood, nickname, and an interesting tourist spot for Pennsylvania.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write the state name in the middle space.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each heading (Cities, State Motto, etc.) using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short summary of each heading in the space below the illustration.
  5. Click "Save and Exit" when you are done.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/7] Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/8] Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

Rubric

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General Information Web for States
Used with US States General Information Web
Proficient
5 Points
Emerging
3 Points
Beginning
1 Points
Explanation
All five cells have thorough information about the state. The descriptions are clear and at least two sentences.
Three or four of the cells have information about the state. The descriptions can be understood but it are somewhat unclear.
Two or less cells have information about the state, or information is inaccurate. The descriptions are unclear and are not at least two sentences.
Illustrations
The illustrations represent the descriptions using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations relate to the descriptions, but are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the descriptions.
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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