The climate in the Southeast is tropical, meaning it’s warm and humid much of the year. It also has intense storms, like hurricanes. The climate affects so much in the region, such as growing season, tourism, culture, and more. For this activity, students will create a spider map that depicts the climate of the Southeast.
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Common Core Standards
[ELA-Literacy/W/4/7] Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
[ELA-Literacy/RI/4/4] Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
[ELA-Literacy/RI/4/7] Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
[ELA-Literacy/RI/4/10] By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
[ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/A] Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Objective: Create a 3 cell storyboard explaining the climate of the Southeast.
- Click “Start Assignment”.
- Write a heading for each aspect of the climate you've selected.
- Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
- Write a short summary of each heading in the space below the illustration.
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