A WebQuest for xth Grade (Put Subject Here)
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This document should be written with the student as the intended audience. Write a short paragraph here to introduce the activity or lesson to the students. If there is a role or scenario involved (e.g., "You are a detective trying to identify the mysterious poet.") then here is where you'll set the stage. If there's no motivational intro like that, use this section to provide a short advance organizer or overview. Remember that the purpose of this section is to both prepare and hook the reader.
It is also in this section that you'll communicate the Big Question (Essential Question, Guiding Question) that the whole WebQuest is centered around.
In a full WebQuest, you will describe crisply and clearly what the end result of the learners' activities will be.
Even if students are just visiting two or three web sites in order to answer questions, they will need to write, at the very least, a paragraph.
Examples of creative tasks could be a:
If the final product involves using some tool (e.g., HyperStudio, a web page, a video), mention it here.
Don't list the steps that students will go through to get to the end point. That belongs in the Process section.
To accomplish the task, what steps should the learners go through?
This is where you list a few web sites, include some images, and ask some very specific questions students are supposed to answer by visiting the sites.
For this first assignment, only list two web sites.
In the Process block, you might also provide some guidance on how to organize the information gathered. This advice could suggestions to use flowcharts, summary tables, concept maps, or other organizing structures. The advice could also take the form of a checklist of questions to analyze the information with, or things to notice or think about. If you have identified or prepared guide documents on the Web that cover specific skills needed for this lesson (e.g. how to brainstorm, how to prepare to interview an expert), link them to this section.
Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated. Specify whether there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades.
Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary Score
Put a couple of sentences here that summarize what they will have accomplished or learned by completing this activity or lesson. You might also include some rhetorical questions or additional links to encourage them to extend their thinking into other content beyond this lesson.
In a proper WebQuest, this is where you will list the sources of any images, music or text that you're using. Provide links back to the original source. Say thanks to anyone who provided resources or help.
List any books and other analog media that you used as information sources as well.