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Metamorphosis of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
 
     
     
 

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I.                     Focus of Web Quest

The web quest will be completed on The Very Hungry Caterpillar; the target audience is for students grades 3-5.  The web quest will be a cross curricular lesson that will incorporate national standards of reading comprehension, Science, Art, Health/Nutrition, English language, Technology and Mathematics.

II.                   Reasons for choosing this topic

This book was chosen to capture the interest of struggling readers in grades 3-5 as a means to practice reading comprehension skills.  With the increasing rate of struggling readers, this web quest will be able to foster a life long love of reading as well as improve reading comprehension, writing skills, and incorporate cross-curriculum subjects.  In the process, it will also teach hand eye coordination and computer skills.

III.                 The Targeted Audience

Students ages 8- 10 in - grades 3 through 5 are the targeted audience. Although this book is an early primer,  the web quest will allow for this range of students to achieve while being challenged in multiple subjects.

 

Materials requiredBook, computers, printer, pencil, crayons or similar (optional). scissors, stapler

 

Software required: Standard Browser, Adobe Acrobat, access to Youtube (typically blocked)

Standards incorporated:

Language Standards
         NL-ENG.K-12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE
•        Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an   understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works
         NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES
•        Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
          NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS
•        Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes. 
         NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
•        Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts. 
          NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS
•        Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
            NL-ENG.K-12.12 APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS
•        Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
Health Standards
            NPH-H.K-4.6 SETTING GOALS FOR GOOD HEALTH
•        Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health--
•        Demonstrate the ability to apply a decision-making process to health issues and problems.
•        Explain when to ask for assistance in making health-related decisions and setting health goals.
•        Predict outcomes of positive health decisions.
•        Set a personal health goal and track progress toward its achievement.
            NPH-H.K-4.7 HEALTH ADVOCACY
•        Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health
•        Describe a variety of methods to convey accurate health information and ideas.
•        Express information and opinions about health issues.
•        Identify community agencies that advocate for healthy individuals, families, and communities.
Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices.
MATH Grades 3-5 Expectations: All students should:
•        Understand the place-value structure of the base-ten number system and be able to represent and compare whole numbers and decimals
•        Recognize equivalent representations for the same number and generate them by decomposing and composing numbers;
•        Develop understanding of fractions as part of unit wholes, as parts of a collection, as locations on number lines, and as division of whole numbers;
•        Use models, benchmarks, and equivalent forms to judge the size of fractions;
•        Recognize and generate equivalent forms of commonly used fractions, decimals, and percents;
•        Explore numbers less than 0 by extending the number line and through familiar applications;
•        Describe classes of numbers according to characteristics such as the nature of their factors
Science & Technology Standards:
         NS.K-4.7 HISTORY OF NATURE AND SCIENCE:
•        As a result of activities in grades K-5, all students should develop understanding of
•        Science as a human endeavor
•        As a result of activities in grades K-5, all students should develop understanding of
•        Personal health
•        Characteristics and changes in populations
•        Types of resources
•        Changes in environments
•        Science and technology in local challenges 
         NT.K-12.1 BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS
 
•        Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
•        Students are proficient in the use of technology. 
         NT.K-12.3 TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
•        Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
•        Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works. 
         NT.K-12.6 TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM- SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING TOOLS
•        Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
•        Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world

 

 
     
     
 
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