Zoo Mania

Introduction

In this WebQuest you will be able to practice using different types of sentences to explain your favorite animals that you see at the zoo.

Being able to communicate through writing involves multiple types of sentences and patterns. You will be watching an online field trip of a zoo, and writing about the animals you saw. 

Indiana State Standard: 4.W.6.1e Usage – Writing correctly complete simple, compound, and complex declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences, using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

Lion Nap

 

Task

First, you will watch a virtual tour of a zoo. The link for this will be down below in the Process Section.

Zebra

Second, you will write at least one paragraph about the animals you saw. You can talk about the color, how big they were, what your favorite was, etc.

Third, your paragraph(s) must include; a simple, compound, interrogative, and exclamatory sentence.

 

Process

First: Watch this tour of the San Diego Zoo in California

Second: Please write your paragraph of varying sentences on a sheet of paper. Make sure to include a simple, compound, interrogative, and exclamatory sentence. 

Sentence examples:

Simple- That lion was scary.

Compound- I really liked the alligators, but the elephants were my favorite.

Interrogative- How much does an elephant weigh?

Exclamatory- Penguins are so cute!

Evaluation

After everyone is finished writing their paragraphs, you will all share them with the class. 

Once this is done, you can draw a picture of your favorite animal that you saw today.

TOTL Penguins - Thailand

# points               10                 5                0 Score
Simple sentence Student shows perfect understanding of structure and concept Thought was there but maybe not all of the concept was grasped No sentence -
Interrogative sentence Student shows perfect understanding of structure and concept Thought was there but maybe not all of the concept was grasped No sentence -
Exclamatory sentence Student shows perfect understanding of structure and concept Thought was there but maybe not all of the concept was grasped No sentence -
Drawing Drawing has some form of consideration and thought

Drawing could use a lot of extra help

(ex:just a bunch of lines, not a real animal shape)

No drawing -
        total score:-

 

Conclusion

Schooll Hallway

When you are finished with your drawing, please meet me in the hallway to hang up everyone's artwork!