Tacky the Penguin
A WebQuest for Second Graders
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Introduction   Task   Resources   Ohio Academic Content Standards

Process   Evaluation   Conclusion   Citations


Introduction

Have you ever been to the Arctic? It is one of the coldest places on Earth. Tacky the Penguin lives in the Arctic. Go on this webquest to find what other animals are found in the Arctic.


Task

Go on the following webquest to find out what animals live in the Arctic.


Resources

Lester, Helen. (1998) Tacky the Penguin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

http://www.nuttinbutkids.com/artic.html

http://www.coa.gov/cia/ciakids/geography/arctic.html

http://www.etc.colstate.edu/jchristy/kidspage/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Antarctica/Animalprintouts.shtml

http://www.globalclassroom.org/hess.html

http://www.funsocialstudies.com/


Ohio Academic Content Standards

Language Arts Performing Objective Writing Grade One:
2. Given an assigned or self-selected prompt (picture, event, experience, discussion, literature, media), the learner will demonstrate some conventions of print, including:
a. left-to-right directionality;
b. letter formation;
c. spacing;
d. capitalization;
e. ending punctuation;
f. letter-sound correspondence.

Language Arts Performing Objective Reading Grade One:
1. Given the opportunity to read or listen to an appropriate text (including shared reading and read-aloud), the learner will
e. express thoughts, feelings, judgments, understandings, and attitudes in response to text.

Language Arts Performing Objective Writing Grade Two:
4. The learner will use computers with greater efficiency to support language development.

Language Arts Performing Objective Writing Grade Two:
2. The learner will produce written material that demonstrates knowledge of grammar, mechanics, and usage appropriate to the learner's level of instruction, as evidenced in part by the capacity to:
a. Self-correct spellings of high-frequeny words on final draft;
b. Correctly use capital letters on final draft (beginning of sentences and proper nouns);
c. Correctly use end punctuation on final draft.



PROCESS

Follow these steps to complete your quest:

1. As a class read Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester.

2. After the book is read, complete the following activities:

3.Visit http://www.nuttinbutkids.com/artic.html Then select one fingerplay to perform with a partner.

4. Visit http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Antarctica/Animalprintouts.shtml to find out what kind of weather Antarctica has.

5. Visit http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Antarctica/Animalprintouts.shtmlto find out what kinds of animals Antarctica has. Select one animal to print out and color.

6. Visit http://www.globalclassroom.org/hess.htmlto learn about visiting Antarctica. Write at least 2 facts that you learned.

7. Visit http://www.funsocialstudies.com/to find out more about Antarctica.

8. Now that you know many facts about Antarctica and the Arctic, create a short story, using the facts that you have learned in the quest. Include at least 5 facts into your story.


Evaluation

You will be evaluated by your teacher using the following rubric:

Areas of Evaluation Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Followed directions
3
2
1
Stayed on Task
3
2
1
Used complete sentences in writing tasks
3
2
1
Completed all tasks
3
2
1

Conclusion

Hurray! You have completed your Arctic WebQuest and now you know what other animals live in the Arctic besides Tacky! Congratulations, and keep exploring!


Citations

Images retrieved from http://images.google.com/images?q=arctic+animals&svnum=10&hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&start=100&sa=N

Lester, Helen. (1998) Tacky the Penguin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.


 

Created by Laura Flowers, Spring 2002
Bowling Green State University Graduate Student
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