3. Construction Paper
4. Scissors and Glue
Each student is first to select a state of interest. All students should select
two choices to avoid class duplication.
Activity 1: Have each students select and cut pictures from magazines
representing the phonetic spelling of their state. The students will glue
the pictures to a piece of construction paper creating a riddle. The first
picture should represent the 1st part of the word followed by a plus sign.
The 2nd picture will represent the next part of the state's name followed by
a plus sign. This shall continue till the state is spelled out phonetically.
On the back of the riddle, have the students identify the correct spelling
of their state, its capital and three well known cities.
Activity 2: Have the students use the
newspaper identifying an article on the selected state. The students should
cut the article and glue it to another piece of construction paper. On the
opposite side the student should write a brief summary of the article.
Activity 3: This activity will involve the
identification of the selected states weather and region of the country. The
student should once again use the newspaper cutting pictures or articles
identifying the state and its region and weather.
Activity 4: Each student should sketch a
picture of their state. They should then identify the states capital.
Activity 5: The students will make a 4-5
minute presentation identifying their state. The student presenting should
give the audience several hints in solving their state riddle.
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