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This webquest will take 4-6 weeks depending on how much access you have to computers and the internet.


Any of the activities in this webquest can be modified to meet the needs of your students.


Standards

Reading:
R2:10 Demonstrate initial understanding of elements of literary texts by…
• Identifying or describing character(s), setting, problem, solution, or major events, as appropriate to text
• Retelling the key elements of a story
• Sequencing key events in order
R2:12 Demonstrate initial understanding of informational texts by…
• Obtaining information from text features
• Using explicitly stated information to answer questions
• Locating and recording information to show understanding when given an organizational format
R2:13 Analyze and interpret elements of literary texts, citing evidence where appropriate by…
• Making logical predictions
• Identifying relevant physical characteristics or personality traits of main characters
• Making basic inferences about problem or solution
• Identifying possible motives of characters
• Recognizing explicitly stated causes or effects

Writing Conventions:
W2:2 In independent writing, students demonstrate command of appropriate English conventions by…
• Using capital letters for the beginning of sentences and names
• Using correct end punctuation in simple sentences (e.g., period)
W2:4 Students demonstrate command of the structures of the English language by…
• Writing a variety of complete simple sentences
• Recognizing complete sentences
W2:5 In response to literary or informational text, students show understanding of plot/ideas/concepts by…
• Setting context using author, title, and one reference to what text is about
• Connecting what has been read (plot/ideas/concepts) to prior knowledge, which might include other texts
W2:7 In response to literary or informational text, students engage readers by…
• Organizing ideas by using a beginning, middle, and concluding statement/sentence, given a structure such as a template, frame or graphic organizer

Informational Writing: Reports:
W2:8 In reports, students organize information by…
• Using a given organizational structure (e.g., template, frame, graphic organizer)
W2:9 In reports, students effectively convey a perspective on a subject by…
• Restating a given focus/controlling idea on a topic (purpose)
W2:10 In reports, students demonstrate use of a range of elaboration strategies by…
• Including details/information relevant to topic and/or given focus
• Including details for appropriate depth of information: naming, describing, explaining, comparing, or use of visual images

Expressive Writing: Narratives
W2:11 In written narratives, students organize and relate a story line plot/series of events by…
• Creating a clear understandable story line, with a beginning, middle, and end, when given a structure
W2: Students demonstrate use of narrative strategies by…
• Using details
• Identifying character(s)

Technology:
ISTE-NETS-S 2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
ISTE-NETS-3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
ISTE-NETS-S 4. Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
ISTE-NETS-5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
ISTE-NETS-6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations

Credits

Images:

animalsinthemiddleages.blogspot.com

encore-editions.com

http://caixaamarela.com/index.php?/books/aesops-fables/

http://www.2020site.org/aesop/

http://www.bellaterreno.com/graphics/clipart_mystical/aesops/default.htm

http://www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/aesop-greek-aesops-fables/

http://www.ilyakurnosov.wordpress.com

whisperingbooks.com

www.kids-pages.com

This webquest was part of my masters program at Grand Canyon University. I'd love to hear what you think about it.

Other

I also recommend that you have Aesop's Fables in book form in the event that something happens to your internet or computers. This will enable your students to continue with the reading part of the webquest.

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