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Activity Overview


The climate in the Southwest is hot and dry with very little rain. The weather very rarely changes, and droughts are common due to the lack of rainfall. For this activity, the students will create a 2-3 cell story map depicting the climate of the Southwest.

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.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a 2-3 cell storyboard explaining the climate of the Southwest.

Student Instructions

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write a heading for each aspect of the climate you've selected.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short summary of each heading in the space below the illustration.
  5. Save often!

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