This webquest is based on the book The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. The book was recently suggested to me so I picked it up and started to read it. I was hooked from the first paragraph. The author described exactly how many students feel about learning so well. If you haven't read this book, I highly suggest that you do. This webquest is set up to help students learn more about where words and phrases and where they originate from. It also teaches students about measurement conversions and how the distance may be the same even if the numbers are different depending on the unit of measurement.
I used the following 7th grade ELA Common Core Standards when I created this unit.
7.RL.9 Compare and Contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors use or alter history.
7.RL.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story interact.
7.RL.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the POV of different characters or narrators in text
7.RL.2 Determine the theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text
7.RL.7 Compare and contrast a written story to its audio, filmed, staged or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film)
7.RL.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of text.
7.LS.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts and issues
I would like to thank Virginia Usnick for suggesting this book to me.
I would also like to thank Lori Chee for telling me to create my own webquest for this book. It was a highly educational project for me and I really enjoyed learning how to create my own webquest.