This personal guide helps students learn and write about their state. Students create their own books including information about their state's environment, history, government, and people. Left-hand pages provide a large area for illustrations, plus lines for vocabulary/spelling words and a space for graphic organizers or research notes. Right-hand pages provide lines for students to write about their state. The front cover and "About the Author" page further enable students to personalize their books. The completed book is great for reviewing prior to tests and for sharing with others, and it also serves as an authentic assessment that documents learning and progress over time. Grades 3-4.