Literature Webquest Project
Your task is to create a literature assignment for your students, the assignment is to go on a Webquest, which will help them learn how to use the internet to gather information on a particular idea or topic. A Webquest is a journey through multiple websites to gather information and complete a specific task. As intended by the name, it is done on the internet.
Examples of Literature Webquests:
Sarah Plain and Tall Webquest
Sarah Plain and Tall #1
Sarah Plain and Tall #2
Your webquest will include:
1. An introduction stating the purpose of this webquest, and who the webquest is made for(the population that you'll be using this with)
2. The task that the students are trying to accomplish by completing the webquest.
3. The process the students will need to go through to accomplish the webquest. This may include questions the student may need to ask him/herself to complete the task and multiple websites that are linked to your webquest that will help your students accomplish the task.
4. An evaluation rubric (with three levels) so the students know what they need to do to get an unsatisfactory, target, or accomplished score on their journey and the task they complete.
5. A conclusion summarizing what the students need to go through and what they will be accomplishing while doing that.
6. Extra credit points will be given for an additional resources portion added to the webquest for students to use if they so choose.
Your webquest should be colorful and eye-appealing for students and have at least 3 different links that your students can go to for the information they need to complete their task. Use the examples given in class to model what you can do!!!
Great Websites to find copyright free pictures and images
Awesome Clip Art for Educators http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/
American Memory Historic Picture Collections http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListAll.php
Great Place for more ClipArt Images and Websites
RubiStar Rubric Creator
Rubric for Grading
Webquest includes less than three of the five elements.
WebQuest includes four of the five elements.
WebQuest includes all five elements.
Intoduction & Conclusion
Introduction provides an objective and Conclusion summarizes the learning experience.
Introduction provides creative introduction that excites students. Conclusion celebrates students' learning.
Task and Process
Task and/or Process is missing - format is incomplete.
Task and Process are provided, but more information is needed to complete the assignment.
Task provides overview for assignment and Process gives all information needed to complete assignment.
Assessment does not measure each objective.
Assessment measures each objective, but with subjectivity.
Assessment measures each objective with little or no subjectivity.
WebQuest Internet Sites
Webquest Organization ~ http://webquest.org/
WebQuest Template ~ http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/webquesttemplate/webquesttemp.htm
The WebQuest Page ~ http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
Kathy Schrock's WebQuest Sites from Discovery.Com
WebQuests and Resources for Teachers
A Web Quest about WebQuests
Children's Literature Internet SitesGeneral Book Reviews
The New York Review of Books
Multicultural Book Reviews
Examples of Content Area Reading Web Sites
- NETC Adolescent Literacy
- The Reading Wars
- Guide to Grammer and Style
- Strategies for Teaching Reading
- Reading Strategies
- Arthurian Legends
- Poetry of Langston Hughes
- Mr Steps E Class
- Guide to Grammer and Writing
- The Moonlit Road
This page was created October, 2003 and Updated September, 2008 by Donna Goodwyn, Associate Librarian, A.C. Buehler Library, Elmhurst College. Return to Elmhurst College Library