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Search of the Missing Alphabet

By: Miss Hall

Content Area: English

Topic: Alphabet

This WebQuest is about the letters of the alphabet. It focuses on what the letters look like, lower case and capital, and the sounds that the letters make.

Introduction:
Late last night someone broke into our school and kidnapped our alphabet. Whoever stole the alphabet left numbers behind in the alphabets place. This leads us to believe that Count Vin Count, from Sesame Street, kidnapped our alphabet. It is up to our classroom to find the missing alphabet and bring it back to our class. Soon you will each be assigned with an individual task to help in the recovery of the alphabet.

Find what out what lower case and capital letters look like.

Find the sounds of all the letters.

Find a word that starts with that letter.

Process:

If my class was smaller I would divide them up into 6 groups of 3. Each group will have 4 letters but one group will have 5.

Police officer- Will find the letters that they need and be in charge of finding out what they look like.

Detective- Will find out what sounds the letters make.

Private Investigator- Will find a word that starts with that letter.

The whole group will work together on finding the website and writing the information down and present it to the class.

Internet & other Resources

YouTube: Count Von Count Video Clip
This video is to give the kids some insight on who Count Von Count is.

Star fall: http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/play.htm?f
When you first pull up this website it has all the letters of the alphabet. When you click on a letter it shows you what the capital and lower case letter looks like. If you hit the arrow under the letter to continue on it makes the sound of the letter and give you a word starting with that letter.

Alphabet Action:
When you first get on this website you have to click on the arrow under alphabet action. This will take you a page that has all the letters on it. When you click on the letter it tells you what the letter is. It also shows you what the letter looks like and a word that starts with that letter.

Evaluation

 Category 1 2 3 4 Working with others Rarely listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Often is not a good team player Often listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others, but sometimes is not a good team member Usually listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Does not cause “waves” in the group. Almost always listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Tries to keep people working well together. Pride Work reflects very little effort on part of this student. Work reflects some effort form this student. Work reflects a strong effort from this student. Work reflects this student’s best efforts Focus on the task Rarely focuses on the task and what needs to be done. Let’s others do the work. Focuses on the task and what needs to be done of the time. Other group members must sometimes nag, prod, and remind to keep this person on-task Focuses on the task and what needs to be done most of the time. Other group members can count on this person. Consistently stays focused on the task and what needs to be done. Very self-directed. Problem Solving Does not try to solve problems or help others solve problems. Let’s others do work Does not suggest or refine solutions, but is willing to try out solutions suggested by others Refines solutions by others. Actively looks for and suggests solutions to problems.

Conclusion:

I’m hoping that this assignment will be kind of a review for class and just reiterate this information. If they are struggling with one of the tasks, hopefully this group will help them grasp this information better. Once they finish their project they will get up in front of the class and talk about their letters. Once all of the groups are done they will be rewarded with a certificate and a piece of candy or some kind of treat.

Standards Used:

Illinois State Learning Standards

Language Arts: 1.A.ECa, 1.A.ECd, 1.A.ECe, 3.C.EC, 4.A.EC, 5.C.EC

NETS

Communication and Collaboration (d)

Research and Information Fluency (d)

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (c)

Digital Citizenship (b, c, d)

Technology Operations and Concepts (a, d)

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