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The Little Engine that Could and Train Research

The Little Engine that Could and Train Research

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  • 1. Trains!! Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for 3rd Grade (Put Subject Here) Designed by Valerie A. Goldstein [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
  • 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Hello Third Graders! Have you ever wanted to know what type of train you see on the tracks on the way to school or out playing? Today you’ll research different types of trains and learn a lot of exciting facts about them. So get ready, jump in, and do some research!
  • 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • In this assignment you’ll choose a particular type of train and find out information about it. Then, you’ll write a 1 page informational essay in groups of 2:
      • Research different types of trains;
      • Choose a train to do further research;
      • Print 2 pictures;
      • Write a one page essay about your findings;
      • Present it to the class
      • Please use Microsoft Word 2005 or newer to write your essay.
    Title
  • 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • Follow these steps to complete your project:
    • Use webquest to read through websites about trains
    • Choose a certain type of train to research
    • Confirm your choice with the teacher
    • Find and write down facts and interesting information about your train
    • After you’ve read through several pieces of information, write your 1 page essay about what you’ve learned
    • Turn your project with 2 pictures stapled or glued on to your teacher
    • Share what you’ve learned with your fellow classmates
  • 5. Evaluation Example: Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Pre-Research No research completed Few elements of research were shown Sufficient amount of research completed Students research several types of trains and makes an informed decision about topic Research No research completed 1 topic-appropriate source used to write essay 2 topic-appropriate sources used to write essay 3 or more topic-appropriate sources used to write essay Essay Essay is brief and un-researched Essay is brief and shows beginning research skill and information Essay shows excellent research and displays well-developed sentences and paragraphs Essay is written well with several informative parts showing personal understanding of assignment Grammar And spelling Several grammatical and spelling errors Some grammatical and spelling errors Few grammatical and spelling errors No grammatical or spelling errors Class sharing Students did not share their essay Pieces of the essay were shared Essay was read to class Students read essay to class and share their experience researching and writing their essay
  • 6. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Way to go students! You did a great job and learned a lot! Now, you’ll learn more about trains from your classmates….
  • 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Special thanks to: http://www.mrym.org/images/letc_cover.jpeg http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
  • 8. Trains! [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A WebQuest for 3rd Grade (Social Studies) Designed by: Valerie A. Goldstein [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 9. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This assignment, was created by a student at Colorado State University in the Early Childhood Education program. This assignment will help students develop a better understanding of online research as well as trains. Additionally, they will practice typing skills and sentence structure in a group. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 10. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This assignment is designed for third graders. Prior to this assignment, read the book “The Little Engine That Could” Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 11. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page
    • Social Studies Standards Addressed
      • Recognize the relationships among the various parts of a nation's cultural life.
      • Learn about the mythology, legends, values and beliefs of a people and things
      • Gain and understanding of group cooperation
      • Children will benefit from this exercise by working with fellow classmates to develop their final project
    Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 12. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Follow these steps to complete your project: Use webquest to read through websites about trains Choose a certain type of train to research Confirm your choice with the teacher Find and write down facts and interesting information about your train After you’ve read through several pieces of information, write your 1 page essay about what you’ve learned Turn your project with 2 pictures stapled or glued on to your teacher Share what you’ve learned with your fellow classmates Variations-Make appropriate variations due to student ability, type of research, or comprehension level Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 13. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page
    • For this assignment you’ll need:
    • “ The Little Engine That Could”
    • Several computers
    • Use these websites and possible modes of research
    • http://www.transport-pf.or.jp/english/land/rail/kind.html
    • http://msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/as/benviron/3/asbe3_3a.html
    • http://www.rajatrains.com/english/services/default.asp
    Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 14. Evaluation (Teacher) See grading rubric [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 15. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Teacher must hand-out and explain the assignment. During research and writing time, teacher should walk around to assist children with any difficulties Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 16. Conclusion (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Good luck! Your students will learn a lot from this interactive lesson! Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 17. Credits & References (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Thanks to: The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group http://www.transport-pf.or.jp/english/land/rail/kind.html http://msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/as/benviron/3/asbe3_3a.html http://www.rajatrains.com/english/services/default.asp http://www.mrym.org/images/letc_cover.jpeg http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion