Grades 3-5 Language Arts

 Name and Description

 Grade / Content Area

 Trip to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
Students will be asked to plan a 2 week vacation for a family of four to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.Students will need to get get or estimates prices of how much this trip will cost so they can create a budget.
 Grade: 3-5
Business English/Language Arts Life Skills/Careers Math Social Studies
 Sarah, Plain and Tall
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts
 Think Outside the Box
Using persuasive and propaganda techniques to create a new kids cereal and design the new cereal box. A video commercial is possible with proper time.
 Grade: 3-5 6-8 9-12
English/Language Arts Info Literacy/Library Technology
 Dr. Mary E. Walker
This Webquest is about Dr. Mary E. Walker, Civil War Battlefield Surgeon for the Union Army and the only female recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Her life exemplifies the Six Pillars of Character, responsibility, caring, respect, trustworthiness, fairness and citizenship.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Info Literacy/Library Social Studies Technology
 A Public Service Announcement
During this webquest, students choose a cause, do some brief research, write a letter to the editor promoting their cause, and write and record a radio public service announcement.
 Grade: 3-5 6-8 9-12
English/Language Arts
 Shades of Gray
This web quest is based on the students' creative writing, expanding their minds as individuals and as a group.
 Grade: K-2 3-5 6-8
English/Language Arts
 What is a Fable?
Students will read fables online, and analyze the elements that make up a fable. They will work with a partner to fill in a "Elements of a Fable Chart." Next, they will compare and contrast 2 fables of their choice by printing a thinking map and filling it in.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Technology
 Despereaux's Code of Chivalry
"Despereaux's Code of Chivalry" explores the life of a knight during the 12th century. The WebQuest focuses on the important events in the life of a knight, as well as the Code of Chivalry that was so important in the medieval times. As the reader participates in the WebQuest, he or she will discover that Despereaux Tilling, our hero, held similar beliefs to the knight he read about in the fairy tale.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Technology
 End the Big Gulp?
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts
 Fact or Opinion......it is or it isn't!  Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts
 Why does it matter?
Students will be able to recognize and identify the different states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Students will be able to understand why there are different states and the reasons for the state changes.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Science
 The Diary of Anne Frank
This is a WebQuest designed to teach students to think from the point of view of another author. Students will write in the first person, and express the thoughts or feelings (as they understand them) from the point of view of a child the same age as Anne Frank, a young girl forced into hiding during the Second World War. They will develop a character, setting, and atmosphere using descriptive language and the first person perspective.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Social Studies
 A Fun Approach to Practical Writing
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Science
 Going for the Gold!
This WebQuest will guide fourth grade students through hard choices and wise decisions as they journey to the gold fields of California and begin their quest to strike it rich!
 Grade: 3-5
Art/Music English/Language Arts Social Studies
 Fairy Tales Around the World
This WebQuest is designed to help students expand their thinking through the exploration of fairy tales around the world. Students will read the same fairy tale from four different countries. They will identify the character, plot and setting of said fairy tale and list the similarities and differences. They will also write a different version of the fairy tale as their end project.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts
 Shel Silverstein's Poetry
Students will go on a webquest to learn about Shel Silverstein, his works and study two forms of poety used he used: free verse and spoonerism. After the webquest, students will write their own poem!
 Grade: 3-5
Art/Music English/Language Arts
 It's Raining Food!
This webquest is designed to familiarize the learner with the book, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, while studying some weather patterns and learning how to make healthy food choices.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Health/PE Science Technology
 The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss
Welcome to the world of Dr. Seuss! This WebQuest is for a third grade reading class. The students will be utilizing their reading, communication, group work, creativity, and writing skills!
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Life Skills/Careers Info Literacy/Library Professional Technology
 Analyzing and Creating Persuasive Texts
Students will explore a variety of persuasive texts, including: articles, opinion pieces, advertisements, and commercials. They will identify the elements of persuasive texts: Title, author, text media, issue, author's position, and intended audience. Analyzing these texts to find the elements of persuasive text will help students to understand author's purposes in persuasive writing and creating their own persuasive media (in the form of a commercial, podcast, advertisement, or political cartoon). The teacher will then hold a viewing of students' persuasive texts.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts
 Story Switch-A-Roo
Students read published stories, use the characters, plots, settings, and conclusions to create new stories.
 Grade: K-2 3-5
Art/Music English/Language Arts Info Literacy/Library Technology
 Beyond the Wardrobe
This assignment is to be completed towards the end or at the end of reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The assignment involves going beyond the book. Students will be using the knowledge from the book to create their own fantasy adventure story. Students will be given a stroy map to fill in for their story which helps guide them to use the right aspects of this type of story. The students will then use all of the components they came up with in their story maps to create their very own story which they will write and illustrate. The stories will be turned into mini books. The students will share the books with each other. The books should be kept in the class so other students can read the full story when they have free time.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts
 The Girl Who Cried Wolf
The children will learn about Zoe, the character of the book Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. From the character they will realize that she lies a lot and gets caught in her lies each time. The children will learn about the difference between the truth and a lie and will work to determine which is which.
 Grade: 3-5
English/Language Arts Social Studies
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