Looking for a literature based integrated task? Students can complete this activity as a CFA (Common Formative Assessment) or as a culminating task after reading aloud some of The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum. This integrated task allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding across the writing, reading, and math common core curriculum standards. Students should have knowledge of the characters, setting, and the purpose behind the characters visiting the “Wizard”. The math portion of the task involves using 2D and 3D shapes to create a diorama of the Emerald City. Be sure that the students are comfortable identifying the shapes and combining them to make other objects. Ensure that you have brainstormed about the appearance of the city before starting this task. After making their city the students will then use tally marks to collect, organize and analyze the data that they have collected. The writing portion of the task allows for student choice in topic. Many writing standards and the writing traits can be assessed using this portion of the project. This project can be sent as a take home project and includes a parent letter. It can also be used as a classroom center using the center card (also included). If you plan to use this as an in class center be sure to have a variety of materials (toilet paper rolls, net patterns, sponges, paint, shoeboxes, etc.) for the students to use to create their Emerald City dioramas.