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:
Very Hungrey Caterpillar Webquest
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
EDU 315– Webquest Project Rubric = 100 pts.
Purpose of webquest not stated, unclear who the population is that will use webquest
Purpose of webquest stated but it is unclear as to what webquest is for, Population that will use webquest clearly understood
Clear and easy to understand purpose for why a student would use this webquest, Population that will use webquest is clearly understood
The student’s task is unclear, process not complete, ie., no questions the students should be answering and no links to other websites
The student’s task for completing the website is clear, at least 3 questions that the student will be answering while doing the webquest, some of the questions are not relevant to the task, at least 3 links to other websites
The student’s task for completing the website is clear, there are 5 or more questions the students will be answering while doing the webquest, all the questions are relevant and directly related to the task of the webquest, there are more than 3 links to other websites
Rubric included is not a rubric but a rating scale or some other means of grading the webquest
Rubric has at least 3 levels of scoring, categories for scoring include: unsatisfactory, target, accomplished, criteria for student’s scoring is clear but not complete
Rubric has at least 3 levels of scoring, categories for scoring include: unsatisfactory, target, accomplished, criteria for student’s scoring is clear and has all considerations for student’s completion of webquest included
No conclusion included, or just a simple restatement of introduction
Conclusion includes a summary statement of what the students will be doing on their webquest, no reference to a final product given
Conclusion includes a summary statement of what the students will be doing on their webquest, reference given to what the final product will be upon completing the webquest
PowerPoint is not relevant to the literary unit topic no graphics are used. Two pages are used.
PowerPoint is relevant to the literary unit topic - two graphics are added. Three pages are used which are colorful and appealing to the learner.
PowerPoint is relevant to the literary unit topic - Five graphics are added. Five pages are used which are colorful and appealing to the learner.
Total Score 75 Points possible=_________
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 October, 2007 by Donna Goodwyn, Associate Librarian, A.C. Buehler Library, Elmhurst College. Return to Elmhurst College Library