Youths and Reading


Youths are playing as an essential and vital role for the future of their families, communities, and countries. But, nowadays, they are usually busy with social medias and wasting their precious time. As a result, they are totally neglecting to read books that can develop and help the way of their thinking, perspective, and creative mind in orderly. For example, every youth have been watched the movie of Harry Porter but most of the youth haven’s read that book. “Today is a reader, Tomorrow is a leader” by Margaret Fuller. Through reading youths can gain and update their essential and general knowledge of internally and externally. In the part of internally, youths will develop their manner, attitude and behavior unconsciously.  In externally youths will be updated their skills, knowledge, and value. So reading is the most important weapon to change, see and to think balance in their lives.

From this Web Quest, you particularly have to find out these sub questions. After that, you have to answer two essential questions.

  • How many youths are usually reading?
  • What kinds of books do they mostly read?
  • How much time do they spend for reading a day?

Essential Questions:

  • How is reading playing a role in youths’ life?
  • How can reading influence youths’ perspective, creative, and imaginative skills?


Developed by

Mary , New Ni Win Htun, Xaverio, Htet Hnin Oo, Dominic Hkun Du

  • Compilation Task: compiles sources of information into one format.
  • Analytical Task: analyses the information that are necessarily needed to put in presentation.
  • Journalistic Task: reports on events of presentation to be flow.
  • Design Task: makes design of power point such as slide, font style, picture, etc....
  • Creative Product Task: create new things that relates with the topic.
  • Retelling Task: Presents the presentation.


Step 1: Students have to divide themselves into 6 members in one group. Each member has to take part in each Web Quest Taxonomy Task.


Step 2: Students have to discuss about their task and ask the questions each other. And then they have to write all things in their notebook.


Step 3: Students have to type the letters from their notebooks in the computer cleanly.


Step 4: Students have to check their typing is right or wrong.


Step 5: Students have to show to teacher to check their project.


Step 6: Students have to practice their project.


Step 7: Finally, students will do the project well.


In your final output, you will deliver a 30 minutes’ presentation about the research of “youth and reading” that we are posting in our WebQuet. In the presentation, we will focus on how well you understand and present your research. We will also be focus on how many questions you can cover in your presentation. The following are the rubric of your presentation. The total score is 28 points.


Team does not seem prepared to present.

Somewhat prepared, but it is clear practice was minimal.

  Prepared but might have needed more practice.

 Team is completely prepared; has obviously practiced.



Members are not participating.

Only few are participating.

Most of the members are participating.

All members are participation.



Not much at all.

A minimal amount.

A respectable amount.

A tremendous amount.



There is no sequence of information.

There are some difficulties to follow for audiences.

Information are in logical sequences that audiences can follow.

Information are in logical and interesting sequence that audiences can follow.


Design (slideshow)

No slideshow/ very little effort forth to create one.

Slideshow was confusing, uninteresting.

Too much information to aid listeners.

  Slideshow was visually interesting, helpful for listeners.

Slideshow was very visually interesting and a great visual

aid for     listeners.









Only lecture.

Limited creativity is expressed, no technology.

Technology is used in a creative way.

Presentation is very creative, using technology, role play, music/song effect, costume, etc… there is an element of entertainment in the presentation


Time limit

Presentation is  30% short or over the allotted time.

 Presentation is 20% short or over the allotted time.

Presentation is 10% short and over the allotted time.

Presentation is given in the time allotted.


Total Score









Now, you have completed our Web Quest about “Youths and Reading”. We hope you may learn a lot about the rate of youths’ reading, the kinds of books that they read and the time that they spend on reading. We want you to write reflection upon your research and presentation.

Here are some websites you can continue research about reading if you are interested. You can give a hand for youths to be good readers after you have done that research.


Reading Techniques | Academic Skills Centers


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Retelling Task


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Creative Product Tasks


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Journalist Task


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Teacher Page

Lesson Plan

  • Teacher checks students output or product by using rubric.
  • Teacher gives points of group performance during the process.
  • Teacher observes individuals’ participation.
  • Teacher will be facilitator for what to do, how to do and what must be included in the product.