WebQuest

Saving money

Process

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Phase 1: Reading comprehension skills:
You will be working in groups (five students in each group). Choose your role (leader, recorder, timekeeper, presenter and supplier). Each group will be responsible for creating an online article and be ready for an interview. You have three sessions to complete this WebQuest. To complete this task you have first to familiarize yourself with some information about the importance of saving money. You will find some helpful resources in Process 2. However, do not limit yourself with the given links and feel free to search the internet, newspapers or magazines.
First, work with your teacher and classmates to be familiar with three necessary reading comprehension skills (recognizing the main idea and supporting details, reading for gist (skimming), and reading for details (scanning). Check the resources in the Reading Comprehension Skills section and do the online exercises in your groups under the guidance of your teacher.
Second, finish Task 1 individually and be ready to exchange sheets with a member in your group. When the teacher discusses the task with the class, review answers with them. With the help of the teacher, evaluate your mastery of the target reading skills in this WebQuest against the reading assessment grid in the evaluation section. You will score each skill out of 12 and then interpret your mastery level on the light of a given description.
Third, use the graphic organizers attached to help you identify the main ideas and supporting details (main idea and supporting details organizers) and jot down your expectations for what do you know and what you will learn (KWL chart). Use these organizers and the Venn diagram in the next section while you are reading the resources about ways to save money.


1. Predicting outcomes:
 

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/makingpredictionsl.cfm.

http://lion102-03.blogspot.com/2012/07/predicting-outcomes.html.

http://www.tv411.org/reading/understanding-what-you read/strategies better-reading/activity/2/1.

Practice: 

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/makingpredictionsp.cfm. 

http://www.teachnology.com/worksheets/critical_thinking/predict/ver1/. 

2. Compare/ contrast:
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/e4topic.cfm?TopicID=9. 

Phase 2: Reading about different ways of saving money: 
1. Before reading the resources below about different ways of saving money, look at the prediction activity on page 1 of the easy ways to save money worksheet. After reading the resources below, compare your predictions with the information you have learned. Answer the questions in the worksheet with your group under the guidance of your teacher. To activate your background knowledge about your ways of saving money, there is also a section about "The Ways followed by the world's richest people to save money". Each member of the group is going to choose one of the following ways. Choose at least one (Be careful about small expenses, focus on the future, work hard, Make a list before going shopping, buy in bulk wherever possible). The fifth member will read about ways to save money and compare between this ways, and determine the best these ways you choose, search for information about:
- How often do you save money?
- Why do you think it is important to save money?
- What could you do to save money?
1. Before reading the resources below about different ways of saving money, look at the prediction activity on page 1 of the easy ways to save money worksheet. After reading the resources below, compare your predictions with the information you have learned. Answer the questions in the worksheet with your group under the guidance of your teacher. To activate your background knowledge about your ways of saving money, there is also a section about "The Ways followed by the world's richest people to save money". Each member of the group is going to choose one of the following ways. Choose at least one (Be careful about small expenses, focus on the future, work hard, make a list before going shopping, buy in bulk wherever possible). The fifth member will read about ways to save money and compare between this ways, and determine the best these ways you choose, search for information about:
2. Collaborate with your group, discuss and decide on the information you will include in your brochure. Review the sample travel brochure below and listen to the teacher's modelling of how to prepare the brochure with the use of Microsoft power point (see the file below). Be ready to present your brochure and highlight the Ways followed by the world's richest people to save money. Publish your brochures on the class pallet "Web Quests' Projects"
3. At home, check your information about the easy ways to save money by answering the Quiz to assess how much information have you learned by doing this WebQuest.
4. Present your product (The third session): Present your final product (powerpoint brochure) to the teacher and the class. Your teacher and classmates will assess your product. Stick to the allotted time for presenting your product (10ms) listen to the feedback (5ms) and take turn assessing other group's products using the same rubric.

Resources:

https://fiveyearfireescape.com/how-to-save-money-fast/

http://dictionary.cambridge.org.

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/money/wealthy-people-save-money-like-this.html. 

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/savings/save-money-on-a-tight-budget-1.aspx.

https://americasaves.org/for-savers/make-a-plan-how-to-save-money/54-ways-to-save-money. 

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/little-steps-100-great-tips-for-saving-money-for-those-just-getting-started.

http://www.wikihow.com/Save-Money. 

http://www.saludygestion.com/archives/Saving%20Lives,%20Saving%20Money,%20Jon%20Meliones,%20HBR%202001.pdf.

http://www.nber.org/chapters/c4539.pdf.






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