Callie and her family came across many challenges in the novel Calico Girl. Joseph is sold, they must escape enslavement, Little Charlie dies, and they must adapt to a new way of living. For this activity, students will create a 3 cell spider map illustrating and describing three challenges that Callie and her family came across. Teachers can provide students with a list of challenges or see what they choose for themselves! Students can also choose to focus on a singular character, or the family as a whole.
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Objective: Create a spider map that identifies challenges that Callie and her family face in Calico Girl. Illustrate instances of each challenge and write a short description below each cell.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards