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My Visit To London

  1. 1. MY VISIT TO LONDON A webquest for Bilingual Secretarial Third Year Students Subject: Literature for ESL Level: Intermediate by Miriam de Castellanos E-mail: [email_address] Task Introduction Process Evaluation Conclusion Teacher’s Page Resources
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Do you know where London is? London is the capital of </li></ul><ul><li>England. London is the biggest city in Britain and one of the </li></ul><ul><li>most important cities of the world. Did you know that </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Dickens, was a famous English writer who wrote </li></ul><ul><li>the story of “Oliver Twist”? Dickens spent most of his life in </li></ul><ul><li>London. He wrote about the lives of poor and rich people. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1830s London was no place to be for a hungry child. </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Dickens chose London as the setting of the story in </li></ul><ul><li>“ Oliver Twist”. So, let´s travel to find out more about this </li></ul><ul><li>interesting country and learn a lot. I hope that at the end </li></ul><ul><li>of your tour you have an idea of how London is now and </li></ul><ul><li>how it was in Dickens” time and get previous facts about the </li></ul><ul><li>story. Are you ready? Don´t forget your passport and your </li></ul><ul><li>video camera ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Task <ul><li>You will work in a group of five. Your visit to London is </li></ul><ul><li>to get information about London today and be able to </li></ul><ul><li>compare how it is described in the story. You are also </li></ul><ul><li>going to get information about the life and works of </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Dickens and how important he is to Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to get a general prospective of the story of </li></ul><ul><li>“ Oliver Twist”. </li></ul><ul><li>Your final presentation should be done in power-point. </li></ul><ul><li>Include pictures of the places you visited. </li></ul><ul><li>You will visit different websites to help you get lots of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore them but keep in mind what you are looking for. </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of all your creativity to enjoy doing this project. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Process <ul><li>Once you have decided and assigned the activities among the group, read carefully the steps to follow: </li></ul><ul><li>- using the websites I provided (at the bottom), find out facts about London. </li></ul><ul><li>- These are some facts you should find out: History of London, the great fire of London, its people, population, the climate, kinds of transportation now and before, system of government. religion, places to visit: churches, castles, musuems, art galleries. theaters, parks, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to visit these places and bring pictures to show the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some places that you should not miss: The Tower of London, The River Thames, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Windsor Castle, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, St. James Park, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The new Globe Theater, Dickens homes (there is one on Doughty Street, where you can see his papers and writing desk) </li></ul><ul><li>You can visit the Imax Cinema with its huge screen or you can go on the London Eye. The London Eye is a big wheel that takes you 135 metres above London to see the whole ciiy. </li></ul> http :// http :// http ://
  5. 5. Process 2 <ul><li>* Go to London Villages and click on the map. Look for these places that are mentioned in the story: Barnet, Pentonville, Hampstead, West Hampstead, Hendon, Soho, Chertsey, Highgate, Brentcross. Are they in the North, South, West, East or Central London? </li></ul><ul><li>* Go to Dickens London Page and get information to compare London in Dickens time with London of today. Write your findings. You can use a chart. </li></ul><ul><li>* In Dickens London Page get facts that describes Charles Dickens life. </li></ul><ul><li>* In that same page click on “Oliver Twist”. Browse through the page and go exploring what´s available. </li></ul><ul><li>* Read the Plot and write a short summary. </li></ul><ul><li>* Write the names of the characters that appear there. </li></ul><ul><li>* Go to Youtube-Broadcast Yourself and click on Oliver Twist movie. You will be able to watch part of the movie. Can you identify the characters. Listen to the soundtrack. You can go on clicking to view other contents. </li></ul>Dickens ' London Page YouTube - Broadcast Yourself .
  6. 6. Evaluation <ul><li>You will be graded according to your own findings, creativity, if you included the activities asked for and if you followed a logical order. The grade goes to the whole group. Check the evaluation rubric to work on the good points. </li></ul><ul><li>You will answer a self-evaluation rubric at the end of your group work to find out about your own progress. </li></ul>The task is well structured and shows group work. Cooperation is visible. Too much individual work. Cooperation with the group They captured the audience interest and prepared activities to involve them. Clear but they didn´t get the audience involved. Difficult to follow Oral presentation Very clear, well-structured and visual. The presentation is satisfactory. They haven¨t taken enough care with the presentation. Visual presentation The information is complete and excellent. The information is complete and acceptable. The information required has been obtained partially CONTENT Score 81 to 100 71 to 80 60 to 70
  7. 7. Conclusion <ul><li>* How was your trip to London? Did you enjoy yourself? Do you think you know a little bit more about London and about Charles Dickens? Are you ready to start reading “Oliver Twist”? </li></ul><ul><li>* London is different from your country in many ways. What did you like best? What didn´t you like? What impressed you the most? </li></ul><ul><li>* What was the most important thing you learned after doing this project? Give me your personal opinions by writing your answers to these questions on my Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>espacios en literatura </li></ul><ul><li>In case you don’t have a Google Account use this link to create one: </li></ul><ul><li>Cuentas de Google then you can use the above link (espacios en literatura) </li></ul><ul><li>* Your opinions are very important. </li></ul><ul><li>* Perhaps you will visit London one day. Here is some advice: </li></ul><ul><li>- Buy a good map, </li></ul><ul><li>- Check the internet to find out what is on. </li></ul><ul><li>- Remember to ask for help, people can be friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>- London is a great city- have fun ! </li></ul>
  8. 9. Teacher’s Page <ul><li>* This is for teachers who are interested in using this webquest. </li></ul><ul><li>* You can adapt this webquest for ESL classrooms by choosing another </li></ul><ul><li>place as the setting of the story they will be reading. </li></ul><ul><li>* Five cognitive areas are practiced. Students will make use of their </li></ul><ul><li>thinking sikills, plus make use of their listening, reading, writing and </li></ul><ul><li>speaking skills making it a holistic activity. </li></ul><ul><li>* This webquest main objectives are that students: </li></ul><ul><li>- acquire previous knowledge from information and facts </li></ul><ul><li>- prepare them for the “mood” of the story </li></ul><ul><li>- work collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>- get to enjoy reading </li></ul><ul><li>- become aware of a great writer </li></ul><ul><li>- enhance motivation and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>- express their own opinion </li></ul><ul><li>- take part in their learning process </li></ul><ul><li>- use technology in the classroom </li></ul>
  9. 10. Resources <ul><li>These are the resources I used to create this webquest. </li></ul><ul><li>- Macmillan Readers 2006 “This is London” by Philip Browse </li></ul><ul><li>- Oxford Readers 2007, Short Story “Oliver Twist” by </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Dickens. </li></ul><ul><li>- These Websites are trustworthy to use with students: </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>- SparkNotes : Oliver Twist </li></ul><ul><li>- YouTube - Broadcast Yourself . </li></ul>
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