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A Power Point presentation webquest for elementary students based on the chapter book Castle in the Attic.

A Power Point presentation webquest for elementary students based on the chapter book Castle in the Attic.

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  • Castle in the Attic Webquest A webquest for 4 th grade Designed by Heather Howard Introduction Tasks Process 1 Process 2 Process 3 Process 4 Evaluation Conclusion
  • Introduction
    • Castle in the Attic written by Elizabeth Winthrop and winner of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher award and the California Young Readers award is the basis of the different activities related to the mastery of language arts skills. Activities in this quest are designed for the students to explore activities introduced in the story.  The lessons are interdisciplinary, including activities in social studies, science, language arts and life skills.  Activities done in the webquest will help students come to an understanding of aspects throughout the chapter book as well as language arts skills and concepts. 
    • Elizabeth Winthrop Homepage
  • Tasks
    • Hot Potatoes- During this activity you will take a quiz answering comprehension questions based on the readings from your chapters.
    • Glogster- For this activity you will create a poster wall “advertising” the book to others. You will create a poster within your group that will provide a summary of Castle in the Attic without writing a traditional text summary.
    • Class Chatter- You will answer comprehension questions written by your instructor and other classmates. You will “blog” with your instructor and classmates discussing important concepts from the chapter book.
    • Power Point- You will conduct brief research on the origin of your name or your ancestry to find your family crest or shield. Once you have found your information you will create a short Power Point presentation for your classmates.
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  • Process 1
    • Hot Potatoes
      • After reading the first ten chapters of Castle in the Attic follow the Hot Potatoes link to take your quiz.
      • Hot Potatoes
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  • Process 2
    • Glogster
      • After reading several chapters in the Castle in the attic you will have become familiar with many medieval time period traditions. To help your group with their glogster poster follow the links provided to discover more about the knights, jousts and castles of the Medieval Time Period.
      • Castles Knights
      • Follow the link to watch an instructional video on creating a glogster poster wall. Video
      • Follow the link to create a poster on glogster with your group members. Glogster.edu
  • Process 3
      • Classchatter
        • For this activity you will follow the link provided to the Classchatter website where you will enter your class username and password given to you by your teacher. Just as Mrs. Phillips and William tell stories to each other and discuss their journey through the castle. You will complete the assignment blog and topic blog posted on the class dashboard page with your teacher and classmates. Both the assignment blog and topic blog will be based on chapter readings from Castle in the Attic. Classchatter
  • Process 4
      • Power Point
        • For this activity you can follow the links provided to conduct research on your family origin just as William and the Silver Knight searched through the enchanted forest. Search for your family crest or shield as well as what the symbols on your shield represent or tell you about your family. Use this research to create a Power Point that you will present to your classmates.
        • Power Point Ancestry Video
        • Family Names Symbol Meanings
  • Evaluation
    • Follow the link provided to take a test on each chapter of the book. Make sure to write down your score for each chapter and turn it in to your instructor. Castle Tests
    • Your Hot Potatoes Quiz will also be graded.
    • Your Power Point Presentation and Classchatter activities will be graded using a rubric.
  • Conclusion
    • At the conclusion of the webquest students will have used information from reading their chapter book Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop to complete different activities building on mastery of language arts skills as well as technology skills.