Process

  1. You and your partner are going to listen to many videos and visit a few websites to learn how animals get ready for winter. You and your partner will alternate taking turns being the computer guide and the recorder after each step of the webquest. The recorder will takes notes on each animal by using this graphic organizer to note if each animal hibernates, migrates, or stays active in the winter.   Your teacher will give this paper to you. This will help you keep track of the new facts you will learn. The computer guide will navigate the webquest by using the mouse and clicking on the links.   

 

 

  1. Listen to the non-fiction book  How & Why Animals Prepare for Winter  by Elaine Pascoe and photographs by Dwight Kuhn. After listening to the book with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

                     

                 
  1.  
    Listen
    to the non-fiction book 
    Animals in the Fall  by Gail Saunders-Smith.  After listening to the book with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

                        

 

 

  1. Listen to the book Animals in Winter.  When you are finished, keep clicking on the “back” button to get back to this page.   After listening to the book with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

 

 

 

  1. Listen to the non-fiction book Hibernation  by Margaret Hall.  After listening to the book with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

              

                                
 

 

  1. Watch a Cat in the Hat Hibernation video . After watching the video with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

 

 

 

  1. Study this this picture of hibernating animals provided by World Book.  After studying the picture with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

 

 
 
 

 

  1. Watch a  video on migration and click view.   After watching the video with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

 

 

 

  1. Read a slideshow on monarch butterfly migration..  After reading the slideshow with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

 

 

 

  1. Go to How do animals spend the winter?  Website to read more about animals in winter.  After visiting the website with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

 

 

 

  1. Go to Winter Animals   website to read more about animals in winter.  After visiting the website with your partner, discuss what you learned, and the recorder will add notes to the graphic organizer. 

 

 

  1. Now use teamwork as you and your partner discuss how the animals are similar and different.  Use the information you learned to help you sort pictures of animals into the three categories hibernate, migrate, and stay active. Your teacher will give these papers to you.

 

  1. Use your notes from the graphic organizer to help you and your partner create 2 pages for a class book.  You and your partner will illustrate 2 animals in their winter habitats for each category and then write facts about how each animal survives the cold of winter.  Your teacher will give these papers to you.

 

 

  1. Once your book pages are complete and have been approved by an adult, you and your partner will audio tape a recording that explains what you have illustrated and written about on your book pages. 
  1. Your teacher will scan all class book pages and attach the audio for the pages into a PowerPoint presentation.  He/she will share the PowerPoint presentation with your parents.  You will watch the presentation with your parents and post your reactions and thoughts in our class blog. 

 

  1. You are done!  You are an expert on how animals get ready for winter! 
     

 

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