Activity Overview

Throughout the novel, Marlee faces a number of challenges that she must overcome. Some of these challenges include her fear of heights, the racism and injustice all around her, her relationship with her mother, Liz leaving, Judy not wanting to be with her as much, and of course, her fear of talking in front of people she doesn’t know. For this activity, students will create a 3 cell spider map illustrating and describing 3 of Marlee’s challenges.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a spider map that identifies challenges that Marlee faces in The Lions of Little Rock. 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.

Lesson Plan Reference

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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Students will create a storyboard that explains and illustrates the challenges that a character faces.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
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.
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.
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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