Teacher Page

Rubric

1 is the low score and 5 is the high score.

Works well with a partner

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5
Uses time wisely

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5
Search on Web

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5
Finds answers to questions

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4

5
Illustrations

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4

5
New vocabulary

1

2

3

4

5
Final Project

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5
Overall efforts

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5

Detailed Rubric

Works well with a partner

Allows everyone a chance to share ideas and give their opinions. Works cooperatively and takes turns using the computer. Helps partner find information and answer any questions.

Uses Time Wisely

Time is spent efficiently researching and collecting data.

Search on Web

Engaged in reading information on the web, writing down notes, answering questions, sketching pictures, or discovering any other interesting facts about the Monarch Butterfly.

Finds Answers to Questions

Find out as many answers as you can from the website. Remembers to gather extra information that is not included in the question page.

Illustrations

Illustrations are appropriate in student made book. Illustrations show the four stages of the Monarch's life.

New Vocabulary

Evidence of new vocabulary is shown in student made book.

Final Project

Student book should include at least seven pages. Illustrations should represent the life cycle of the butterfly, what the caterpillar eats, a map showing the Monarch's migration route, and at least two extra facts about the Monarch Butterfly.

Overall Efforts

Consistently being helpful, working hard, and trying your best!

 

Teacher Information

 

This lesson was developed as part of the Warrensburg, Missouri School District's WebQuest Academy project, a State funded Competitive Technology Grant.

This WebQuest will give first grade students the opportunity to discover information and facts about the Monarch Butterfly. This WebQuest could also be used for older students. This unit integrates Science with literacy and Social Studies. In Science, students will explore the life cycle of a butterfly and develop observation skills. In Social Studies, the students will learn about the regions that Monarchs migrate to in the Fall. With Communications Arts, students will participate in presentations of their facts, read facts and information, listen to others share facts, and write about what they are learning.