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A WebQuest for xth Grade (Put Subject Here)

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Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Teacher Page


Introduction

Historical events personalities have always been the subject of fiction--short stories, novels, plays, television dramas, and movies. In this WebQuest, you will have the structure and tools necessary to plan, write, and publish a short story based on an historical event or a personality from history.

Task

[First, using internet and library resources, you will find and outline information about a specific period of history or about a personality from history. You'll use that research as the basis of a short story which illustrates the importance of that event or personality. Your original short story will be interesting to read, reflect an understanding of the historical event or personality, and demonstrate effective use of literary techniques and the elements of creative writing.]

Process

  1. Read a short story based on an event in history.
  2. Complete a graphic organizer which summarizes the elements in the story.
  3. Review examples of themes from literature.
  4. Evaluate several titles of short stories and predict the theme and plot elements.
  5. Review examples of historical themes and events.
  6. Locate and evaluate Internet resources for a specific event in history or a personality from history.
  7. Used the Facts and Information Form to organize the information for use in your short story.
  8. Using the Story Elements Chart, the student will select a combination of elements to include a specific theme, setting, character(s), conflict, plot.
  9. Using the Story Concept Map, students will outline the short story concept.
  10. Short story writing, re-writing, and publishing.

Evaluation

Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated. Specify whether there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades. You may want to have separate rubrics for individual and group work.

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score

 

Use of Literary Devices

 

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Appropriate Use of Story Elements

 

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Historical Accuracy

 

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Effectiveness of Writing Style

 

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Stated Objective or Performance

 

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Stated Objective or Performance

 

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Stated Objective or Performance

 

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Conclusion

Put a few sentences here that summarize what they will have accomplished or learned by completing this activity or lesson.

You might also include some rhetorical questions or additional links to encourage them to extend their thinking into other content beyond this lesson. To foster the habit of lifelong learning, give them links to additional information here that they can pursue on their own.


Credits & References

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List any books and other analog media that you used as information sources as well.

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We all benefit by being generous with our work. Permission is hereby granted for other educators to copy this WebQuest, update or otherwise modify it, and post it elsewhere provided that the original author's name is retained along with a link back to the original URL of this WebQuest. On the line after the original author's name, you may add Modified by (your name) on (date). If you do modify it, please let me know and provide the new URL.


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