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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.

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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

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

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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