Dory Story

by Jerry Pallotta

A Webquest for Fourth Graders

INTRODUCTION | TASK | RESOURCES | CONTENT STANDARDS |

PROCESS | EVALUATION | CONCLUSION | CITATIONS


INTRODUCTION

Have you ever been to the ocean? What is the largest mammal that lives in the ocean? A whale! Complete the quest today to discover interesting facts about whales!





TASK

After reading the book Dory Story by Jerry Pallotta, you will use the computer to learn about whales.


RESOURCES



CONTENT STANDARDS


PROCESS

Follow these steps to complete your quest:

1. As a class, read Dory Story by Jerry Pallotta

2. After the book is read, visit Fishing for Facts: http://www.whaletimes.org/whahmpg.htm

Pick one type of whale and write down 3 facts that you learned about the whale. Don't forget to include the name of the whale!

3. Go to Whale Words: http://www.whaletimes.org/whadict.htm

On the definition handout, look up the listed words: whale, marine mammal, adaptation, predator, prey. Using the Whale Words Dictionary, write down the definition to each word.

4. Check out some photographs of whales: http://whales.magna.com.au/DISCOVER/gallery/index.html

5. Read the Whale Tale silently: http://www.whaletimes.org/whatale.htm

This is the story of Jake and Max. Kids all around the word have helped to write this story. After reading the story silently, get out a blank piece of writing paper and pencil. Write a paragraph with an ending to the story. Your paragraph should include at least ten complete sentences.

7. Brush up on your whale knowledge by playing the Whale Puzzler: http://www.whaletimes.org/whapuz.htm.


EVALUATION

You will be evaluated by your teacher with the following Rubric:

 

Areas of Evaluation
Excellent
Satisfactory
Needs Improvement
Followed directions
3
2
1
Stayed on task
3
2
1
Wrote 3 facts about whales
3
2
1
Used complete sentences in writing tasks
3
2
1
Defined each of the listed words
3
2
1

Demonstrated legible handwriting

3
2
1

CONCLUSION

Congratulations! You have completed your whale quest! Your hard work is rewarded with the knowledge that you gained throughout your quest!

 

CITATIONS

Hellas Multimedia. Education Clip Art and Images. Retrieved April 10, 2002 from http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/education/default.htm

Pallotta, J. (2000). Dory Story. New York, NY: Charlesbridge Incorporated.

Whales in Danger Information Service. Whale Photograph Gallery.Retrieved April 15, 2002 from http://whales.magna.com.au/DISCOVER/gallery/index.html

Whale Times Organization. Whale Information and Photographs. Retrieved April 15, 2002 from http://www.whaletimes.org/whahmpg.htm

Whale Times Organization. Whale Puzzle. Retrieved April 15, 2002 from http://www.whaletimes.org/whapuz.htm

Whale Times Organization. Whale Tale. Retrieved April 15, 2002 from http://www.whaletimes.org/whatale.htm


Created by Katie Sears, Spring 2002

Bowling Green State University Graduate Student