A Webquest for First Grade Library Skills

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Focus: This webquest focuses on learning parts of a book. The objective of this webquest is to help students understand that each book part has a specific purpose.


Students will be able to identify eight main parts of a book.

Students will learn proper ways to care for books.

Students will participate in a game to identify parts of a book and their purpose.

Students will draw and label 3 parts of a book and explain one way to properly care for a book by creating a bookmark.



Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills:

English Language Arts and Reaading, Grade 1

110.12 (b) (1) Reading/Beginning Reading skills/Print Awareness. Students understand how English is written and printed. Students are expected to: (F) identify the information that different parts of a book provide (e.g., title, author, illustrator, table of contents). (24) Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to: (C) record basic information in simple visual formats (e.g., notes, charts, picture graphs, diagrams).

Technology Applications, Kindergarten-Grade 2

126.2 (b) (2) Foundations. The students uses data input skills appropriate to the task. The student is expected to: (D) produce documents at the keyboard, proofread, and correct errors; (5) Information acquistion. The student acquires electronic information in a variety of formats, with appropriate supervision. The student is expected to: (A) acquire information including text, audio, video, and graphics; (7) Solving problems. The student uses appropriate computer-based productivity tools to creat and modify solutions to problems. the student is expected to: (A) use software programs with audio, video, and graphics to enhance learning experiences.


Time required: 1-1.5 hours

Materials needed:

Pencils, colored pencils, pre-cut bookmarks

Special Needs: Students will special accomodations might need to be accompanied by an aide, or the students may be paired with another student for assistance with reading, or manipulating the mouse. Modifcations to the assignment may include a verbal presentation of their findings, or use of the word processor and clipart.


The resources and weblinks included on this webquest are external websites. I would like to thank them for creating useful websites.

Zinnia Garcia-Bayardo - "Parts of a Book" 

Phyllis D. Gardner - "ABC's of Book Care"




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