This WebQuest is used in conjuction with a unit I teach on Web Literacy. Before the students start the webquest, we have already gone over the Online Comprehension Strategies Diagram. We have also evaluated a website together using the 5Ws of Cyberspace. The students are put into pairs for the webquest, but each student is required to fill out a self-evaluation form. The teacher evaluation form is filled out for each individual not for the team. For more information, you may e-mail Monica Bramall at: email@example.com
- Teacher Tap: Evaluating Internet Resources
- Better Read That Again: Web Hoaxes and Misinformation
- Jo Cool or Jo Fool Teacher's Guide
- Deconstructing Web Pages
This lesson fullfills the following national standards:
NTCE/IRA NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
3. 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).
6. 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.
11. Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
12. Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
This WebQuest uses resources from a lesson plan written by Deborah Kozdras and James L. Welsh. To view the lesson plan, click on the following: Hoax or no Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation