Are you tired of kids teasing your friends about what they wear? Do you wish everyone wore the same clothes?
Do you like to pick out your own clothes to wear to school? Do you wish all students could continue to wear their own clothes?
A WebQuest for 4th Grade Language Arts
WebQuest designed by
Jennifer G. Bonamo
| Task | Process | Evaluation
| Conclusion | Credits
Freedom of speech! Know
your rights! Speak up! Don't stand by and let the world
pass you by. Educate yourselves about important issues that
matter to you!
Decisions are made by adults every day that affect your life and your
future. With this WebQuest, you have been given the
opportunity to take an active role.
are people in the school who disagree with you. So it's useful to develop skills in persuasion. A persuasion task goes
beyond a simple retelling by requiring you to develop a convincing case
that is based on what you've learned.
task is to convince your audience of your point of view.
The task contains two main activities:
1.) As a group of four people
you will create a powerpoint presentation about your issue. You will
present both the pros and cons. The group will educate
the class about the topic. Following the presentation, the group
will lead a thoughtful class discussion about the topic.
2.) Each individual
group member will be responsible for writing a persuasive essay in which
he/she will defend his/her viewpoint about a particular issue.
You will need to choose an issue
link from the list below. Use
the links provided to research both the pros and cons of the issue and
gather information to support both sides of your issue.
Draw a double bubble map in your writing journal. Use this thinking map to record your pros and cons of having school uniforms.
You will be placed in groups of
four according to your topic.
Use the links provided with each
topic to research your issue. Gather information about each side
of the issue (pros and cons) and continue to add information to your bubble map.
As a group put together a powerpoint
presentation in which you educate the class about your issue. Your
presentation must meet the following criteria:
a.) A title slide
b.) Six information
slides in which the issue is clearly stated and both
sides of issue are equally
c.) Three of the Six
information slides must contain an image (clipart or photo)
d.) Image must either
be scanned or imported from the internet
e.) A bibliography slide
f.) Students may make use slide transitions, however, it is not required
g.) Create a FLOW MAP before you begin creating your slide presentation on Power Point of your slides.
Following your presentation, you
will need to conduct a joint presentation about your issue.
Each individual group member
must write a persuasive essay in which he/she will defend his/her viewpoint
about a particular issue.
Read the information about PERSUASIVE
You must complete the following
SHEET . This must be submitted with your
final draft. It will be graded.
You must complete the following
This must be submitted with your final draft. It will be graded.
You must write a rough draft.
After completing the rough draft
you must have a peer and a parent complete an EDITING
When submitting the final draft
you must include the following items: a.) Think Sheet, b.) Rough Draft,
c.) Outline d.) Peer Editing Sheet, e.) Parent Editing Sheet, f.) Final
for Powerpoint Presentation
for Persuasive Essay
that you have enjoyed researching your topic of school uniforms.
Using links to research information, listing pros and cons, and
discussing information with your friends and family is very important
and a great experience. Writing a persuasive essay is a great way
to voice your opinion in a positive way.
Credits & References
Who's Controlling Your Life? by Kirsten Missett
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