LA/Reading Webquests


Collaborative Projects

Animals and ME K-2
After reading Los seis deseos de la jirafa by Alma Flor Ada and/or I Wish that I Had Duck Feet by Theo. LeSieg or The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle you will be exploring the web for your favorite animal. At these different sites, you will be seeing tons of neat animal pictures, UP CLOSE! Pick your favorite one and then you'll make a Venn diagram showing how your body parts differ from the animal of your choice. Then, imagine that you could have a bird's wings, an elephant's ears, a monkey's tail, or that you could breathe underwater! Draw yourself with one of the body parts of your animal that you don't have and write us a story.
The Literature Network

Online book creator

Flashcards for learning.
Matrix of global and national projects
Author's Teeth K- 1 In the story ARTHUR'S TOOTH by Marc Brown, Arthur worries about his teeth. After you have read the story to students, ask them if they would like to help Arthur to understand his teeth, so he won't feel so bad about not losing any yet.
Monster Exchange
Monster Exchange is designed to encourage the development of reading and writing skills while integrating Internet technology into the classroom curriculum. Classrooms from a variety of schools worldwide are paired together; the students in each classroom are split into groups, each of which designs an original picture of a monster. The students must then write a description of the monster. The partnered classes then exchange their descriptions via e-mail and the Internet. These students are then challenged to use reading comprehension skills to read the descriptions and translate them into a monster picture. The true challenge involves creating a redrawn picture as close to the original picture as possible without looking at the original and using only the written description of the monster.
Bat Quest Stellauna Primary(Spanish also)
Stellaluna became lost from her mother when she was a baby. She did not get a chance to learn about who she was. Stellaluna feels very sad because she is not like her bird friends. Stellaluna is a very unique mammal with special gifts.
Let's help Stellaluna learn more about being a bat. It will be your quest to learn the facts about bats. You can help teach Stellaluna and others about the special qualities of being a bat.
Guess the Wordle
Creative Projects K-6
Jennifer Wagner, creator of, has been succesfully encouraging teachers since 1999 to use online projects in their PreK-6 classrooms. Using various ideas, Jennifer will help you understand how online projects will help you make the most of your time in a variety of ways. Winning numerous awards for her creative ways in encouraging teachers to collaborate, her teaching style is very user friendly, creative, and personable.
Author Expert 2-5

Have you ever wondered what its like to be a well known author? Or have you ever wondered how authors get their ideas for their books? Have you ever asked yourself if authors put themselves into their stories?

Take a journey into the world of Author Studies and become an Author Expert.


Autobiography of Who? 5 Getting to know you... learning all about you... That's what this lesson is all about. You will get a chance to read all about some of your favorite authors, and study the genre of biographies. As the great finale you will write your own autobiography and publish it.

Poetry 4 Kids

Fact or Fiction 4-6

Have you ever been stranded alone on an island? Imagine being stranded on an island for 18 years without your family and friends. The era is the 1800's and the island is not yet developed. There are no houses, stores, transportation or weapons. You have to use the resources available on the island to survive.

This actually happened to a young lady during the Spanish Colonial era. How did this event happen and how was she able to survive?

Literature Learning Ladders

Traveling the Road not Taken Highschool

In this WebQuest you will become a tourist traveling in the world of Robert Frost. As you walk down the road not taken, you will discover the man behind the poetry.

To Kill a Mockingbird Highschool
This webquest will encourage English/LA students to think about the story of To Kill a Mockingbird from the perspectives of some of the minor characters in the novel.

Gangs Throughout Literature Intermediate Gang, team and group violence is portrayed in many pieces of literature. This web quest is designed to get students to study the actions of these groups and create conflict/resolution strategies to help prevent future violence.
SmartBoard Templates

The Art of Communication Highschool On this journey, your group will band together as a unified front. Before convincing the panel, you must submerge yourself in 19th century women's culture. We have provided you with appropriate links to access this information. As a member of this group you will be asked to explore some webpages that were not designed for schools, therefore, some of the information may be difficult to understand. If you are experiencing difficulty extracting information from these sites, there are selected resources in the classroom or you could utilize the hypertext dictionary link below. After your group researches the events of the time, you will need to determine who will assume which role.
Academic Skill Builders

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