Give It All You’ve Got!: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)

This Give It All You’ve Got!: Challenge Activities (Theme 2) unit also includes:

Explore ways to make research and writing more interesting. The first in a series of three challenge activities designed to accompany Theme 2: Give It All You've Got involve creating sports cards, designing cereal boxes, and using other unique ways to display information. Many of the activities connect with sports-related texts and people who have overcome obstacles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Adapt the sports card activity to use as a review during another unit
  • Use peer review groups to provide story feedback and revision
Classroom Considerations

  • Review the list of materials ahead of time and be creative with requirements to see if it's possible to use materials you already have on hand
  • Assumes Island of the Blue Dolphins has already been read
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Contains somewhat generic projects that can apply to multiple units
  • Encourages students to think creatively about the content

  • Requires access to textbook for Theme 2: Give It All You've Got
Common Core