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  1. A WebQuest for Elementary Students with Multiple Disabilities (Language Arts) Designed by – Sarah Haselman shaselman@pm.noacsc.org EDTL 680 – Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning – Summer 2006 Based on a template fromThe WebQuest Page ALPHABETFUN Introduction Task Resources Process Evaluation Conclusion Standards Citations Teacher’s Notes

  2. Introduction • There are letters all around us! Do you know the letters of the alphabet? In this Webquest, you will explore and begin learning all of the different letters in the alphabet. Home

  3. Task • After reading the book “Dr. Suess’s ABC,” you will use the computer to complete online activities and games that will help you to learn the letters of the alphabet. You will also take on the roles of a zoo keeper, farmer, marine biologist, and a forest ranger to show the class what types of animals begin with the letters of the alphabet. Home

  4. Resources • Computer- PC or MAC with Flash4player and Java Virtual Machine software • Internet access • Suess, D. (1991). Dr. Suess’s ABC. New York: Beginner Books. • Printer • Construction Paper (6 sheets per role) • Glue • Scissors • A hat or object that represents a zoo keeper, farmer, marine biologist, and a forest ranger. • Alphabet Flashcards Home

  5. Process Follow these steps to complete your quest: Step #1:As a class read Dr. Suess’s ABC by Dr. Suess. Step #2: Explore all of the letters on the Starfall ABCs website. Step #3: Play the Pawpark game by visiting the GameGoo website. Step#4: Visit the PlayKidsGames website and play “LetterFire.” Step#5: Go to the teacher and get your object that represents your role. Click on the picture for your role. Zoo Keeper Farmer Marine Biologist Forest Ranger Home

  6. Zoo Keeper QUICK! The zoo’s manager has a very important job for you! There is a Kindergarten class visiting the zoo and they want to learn some of the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. Follow these steps to help teach the students about the letters I, J, L, Z, Y, and K: 1. Complete the 10 minute learning activity to find pictures of zoo animals. 2. Glue animal pictures to construction paper. 3. Find the letter that is at the beginning of each animals name. 4. Tell the class about the letters and animal pictures that you have found. Home

  7. 10 Minute Learning Activity Page 1 Zoo Keeper

  8. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 2 Zoo Keeper

  9. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 3 Zoo Keeper

  10. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 4 Zoo Keeper

  11. Farmer MOO! The animals on the farm are getting nervous. There is a group of Kindergarteners coming to the farm and there is nothing for them to do. Your job as the farmer is to teach the kids some letters of the alphabet and their sounds. Follow these steps to help teach the students about the letters G, H, P, Q, and C: 1. Complete the 10 minute learning activity to find pictures of farm animals. 2. Glue animal pictures to construction paper. 3. Find the letter that is at the beginning of each animals name. 4. Tell the class about the letters and animal pictures that you have found. Home

  12. 10 Minute Learning Activity Page 1 Farmer

  13. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 2 Farmer

  14. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 3 Farmer

  15. Marine Biologist HURRY! The boat is about ready to leave and the captain has a very important job for you. Your job as the marine biologist is to teach the Kindergarten students on the boat about some letters of the alphabet and their sounds. Follow these steps to help teach the students about the letters E, O, S, T, M, and D: 1. Complete the 10 minute learning activity to find pictures of ocean animals. 2. Glue animal pictures to construction paper. 3. Find the letter that is at the beginning of each animals name. 4. Tell the class about the letters and animal pictures that you have found. Home

  16. 10 Minute Learning Activity Page 1 Marine Biologist

  17. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 2 Marine Biologist

  18. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 3 Marine Biologist

  19. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 4 Marine Biologist

  20. Forest Ranger Oh No! The animals in the forest need your help! Your job as the forest ranger is to teach the Kindergarten students who are camping in the forest about some letters o the alphabet and their sounds. Follow these steps to help teach the students about the letters B, F, R, W, V, and A: 1. Complete the 10 minute learning activity to find pictures of forest animals. 2. Glue animal pictures to construction paper. 3. Find the letter that is at the beginning of each animals name. 4. Tell the class about the letters and animal pictures that you have found. Home

  21. 10 Minute Learning Activity Page 1 Forest Ranger

  22. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 2 Forest Ranger

  23. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 3 Forest Ranger

  24. 10 Minute Learning Activity (Continued) Page 4 Forest Ranger

  25. Evaluation You will be graded by your teacher on the following: • Did the student listen to the story? YES/NO • Did the student finish the online games or activities? YES/NO • Did student print off animal • pictures? YES/NO • Did the student show an understanding of the letters of the alphabet and their sounds? YES/NO Home

  26. Conclusion CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You have finished your Alphabet Fun webquest! You now know the names and sounds of the letters of the alphabet! Home

  27. Standards Ohio English and Language Arts Content Standards: • Distinguish and name all upper- and lower-case letters. • Recognize, say and write the common sounds of letters. Home

  28. Standards (Continued) Ohio Academic Content Standards for Technology • Locate computer and multimedia technology in the classroom and identify it by name (e.g., computer, VCR, listening station). • Use computer and multimedia technology with teacher assistance (e.g., computer, VCR, listening station). • Examine digital images in learning (e.g., students select pictures of community helpers from teacher-identified materials). • Engage in teacher-directed online learning activities (e.g., 100th day of kindergarten activities, online field trips). Home

  29. Standards (Continued) Guidelines for Effective School Library Media Programs in Ohio • Read and listen to stories for schoolwork and personal enjoyment. • Understand what information is and use a process to find information. Home

  30. Teacher Notes • This Webquest was designed with the intention of using it with Kindergarten students with multiple disabilities. The teacher or teacher’s assistant would be helping the students during the entire Webquest. • This Webquest can be used in a regular education classroom but some adjustment may need to be made. Home

  31. Citations • Suess, D. (1991). Dr. Suess’s ABC. New York: Beginner Books. • ClipArt from Powerpoint • Ohio Department of Education. (2006, April 21). Academic Content Standards. Retrieved July 18, 2006, from http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEPrimary.aspx?page=2&TopicRelationID=305 • Infohio. (2006, July 25). Retrieved August 1, 2006, from http://www.infohio.org • Starfall.com. (2005). Retrieved August 1, 2006, from http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/load.htm?f • Cognitive Concepts Inc. (2001). GameGoo. Retrieved August 1, 2006, from http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooey.html • PlayKidsGames.com. (2002). LetterFire. Retrieved August 1, 2006 from http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/letterFire/default.htm Home