This WebQuest is designed to provide young learners with practice accessing information on the web while providing them the opportunity to learn about Dewey Decimal System. It is designed to use as a supplement to a normal Literacy curriculum that provides learning about different uses of information and placing that information within a frame of reference
The lesson is designed for elementary students. It does not require adult help if students are independent readers It could also be appropriate for upper level students if it meets the curriculum standards for that grade level.
This WebQuest lesson would meet standards in the area of Communication Arts that deal with the classification of information and presentation of that information. It also provides practice in finding information online and within the library.
Directions for Use
To introduce this lesson, the teacher should read aloud or have available for student use a copy of The Shelf Elf Helps Out by Jackie Mims Hopkins or What Marion Taught Wills by Brook Berg. After reading the book, the students are ready to be taught the process involved in using the format of this WebQuest.
The teacher will need to have supplies available to make the book that the students need to complete. It would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the evaluation rubric below before you talk to them about the book, so that you set the quality standards that fit you and your students.
The following rubric will be used to assess the student created booklet.