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  1. Joy CowleyKindergarten Author Study Web quest Home Introduction Task This year in our Shared Reading program, we have read numerous books by the author Joy Cowley (see above for several titles) The purpose of this webquest is for you and your child to work together to create an authentic product, that will help review and extend several of the skills learned this year. Process Evaluation Conclusion

  2. Introduction Home Introduction You are watching the news and see that an author from school, Joy Cowley has run out of ideas for her next book. She has no idea what to write about and needs help. Your job will be to help her pick some characters from her books and create a new setting that she could use for her next story. Click on Task to find out how to help! Task Process Evaluation Conclusion

  3. Task In order to help Joy Cowley you will be completing several small assignments: 1. Create a web of interesting facts about our author Joy Cowley 2. Read several of Cowley’s books and record the characters and setting in each 3. Brainstorm a list of different possible settings for our new story 4. Drawing a new setting and create character puppets 5. Act out a possible story for Joy Cowley’s new book Click on Process to begin helping! Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion

  4. Before you can begin helping Joy with her next book idea, it would be best if we learned a little more about her and her stories. • Hit the Next button to access different online resources about Joy Cowley. Read these together with your parents and feel free to explore the sites. • When you have learned more about our author in trouble you will be creating a web to display some things you found interesting. • Depending on which programs you have you can chose the appropriate web • Joy Cowley Kidspiration WebJoy Cowley Microsoft Word Web Process Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Next

  5. Joy Cowley Online Resources Joycowley.com Joy Cowley Interview by Kids Meet the Author: Joy Cowley Joy Cowley Scholastic Biography Once you have read and learned a little bit about Joy Cowley click on the link below to make your web. Type your interesting facts in the provided bubbles by simply clicking and typing. Chose the link based on what program you have: Joy Cowley Kidspiration WebJoy Cowley Microsoft Word Web Process Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Next

  6. Now that you’ve learned a little bit more about Joy Cowley, it’s time to look at some of her books a little more closely. • You will read one familiar book that we have read this year and also chose two unfamiliar books to read and look at. • While reading the books, look closely at the setting and characters of each • Familiar Books Unfamiliar Books • Mrs. Wishy WashyWhat is a Huggles? • Move Over!When Itchy Witchy Sneezes • Yuck Soup Process Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Next

  7. 3. Now that you’ve enjoyed a few of Cowley’s books, its time to record what characters and settings you identified. Use the links below to record your findings, based on what programs you have available Feel free to type words or use the pictures to the right to show the characters and settings in the stories Tips: -Don’t forget to enter the book title at the top of each box -If entering text, create a bubble or square -If looking for a specific picture, type what you want in the white box in upper left-hand corner, and then hit find Kidspiration Setting & Character Recording Sheet Microsoft Word Setting & Character Recording Sheet Process Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Next

  8. Process • Now it’s your turn to think of a NEW setting for Joy Cowley’s next book! • In order to help you brainstorm, the link below will get you thinking about the different settings for different kinds of stories • Discuss each type of story with your parent. Think about other books you have read and where they took place. • If needed, have your parent type in your ideas. • (the first one has already been started for you…good luck) • Setting Brainstorming Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Next

  9. Process • Take a look at your setting list and pick a setting that you think would make an interesting story • Discuss with your parent what things you might find in that setting. • Questions to think about: • what time of day is it? • what is the weather like? • After thinking about your new setting, create a picture using crayons or markers. Be sure to include details so others will know what it is Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Next

  10. Last Step: Now it’s time to make some character puppets to go with your newly created setting! Pick some familiar characters from Joy Cowley’s other stories. You can use some of the links below or use clipart on Word, to print out some characters/pictures and attach to craft sticks. Character Links Mrs.Wishy Washy, cow, pig, duck Dan the Flying Man Farmer Process Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Next

  11. Evaluation Home Click on the link below to view the rubric for each step of this process: Rubric Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Next

  12. Conclusion Now that you’ve learned more about Joy Cowley, have read some new stories and have created a new setting for her next story. Think about what problems the characters might have in this new place. Is there something funny that might happen? Bring your setting and character puppets to school to show your classmates. You will want to explain some of your ideas about what might happen. Great Job Helping Joy Cowley! Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion