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Ask the class to examine the “Creating a Picture Book” vocabulary list above. Introduce the Concept Definition Mapping activity to the class by reviewing the completed Technology Concept Definition Map. Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a “Creating a Picture Book” word and ask them to complete a blank Concept Definition Mapping graphic organizer.

Concept Definition Mapping

Concept Definition Mapping


The completion of a picture book will enable students to demonstrate their level of competence in meeting the learning standards, key ideas, and performance indicators found in the areas of Social Studies; English Language Arts; The Arts; and Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST).

English Language Arts Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding 
English Language Arts Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation 
English Language Arts Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
The Arts Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts  Visual Arts
The Arts Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources  Visual Arts
The Arts Standard 3: Responding to an Analyzing Works of Art  Visual Arts
The Arts Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts  Visual Arts
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Standard 2: Information Systems 

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