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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 Texas and use the blank template provided to show what they have learned. They will then 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 Iowa. 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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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 Texas.

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.

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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