EDEL 522 Internet-based Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension - 3.2 Generate alternative endings to plots and identify
the reason or reasons for, and the impact of, the alternatives.
Data Analysis - 1.4 Ask and answer simple questions related to data
NETS for Students - Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect
information from a variety of sources.
Objective: Students will explore and navigate through four different websites and
evaluate these websites on predetermined criteria.
Materials: Computers, Internet access, website
“Teamwork” score sheet, “Teach Check” printout, and table.
Time: 1 to 2 days
Introduction: Read Nate the Great Talks Turkey as an aloud to the students. Discuss
and ask questions as the story is read and after finishing the book. Ask students to
come up with different endings than the one in the book and why they come up
with that ending. Have students list all the qualities of a good detective and what
role does a detective play. Explain to the students that they will be detectives
themselves and participate in an Internet investigation. Their job is to access four
different websites and look for information on the table that will be passed out in
the computer lab. As a class, students will vote on their favorite website(s) and
create a graph.
Management: Paired up students. They will work in a team of two. Go through the
procedures with students. Emphasize that they can only use the websites
provided and nothing else. If the teacher sees anyone accessing a site that is not
approved, that student(s) will lose their time on the computer and will work on a
worksheet. Appoint students that are most familiar and knowledgeable with
computers and the Internet as the “go to people” in addition to the teacher.
Inform students that if there are any problems, they should raise their hands and
wait for either the teacher or one of the “go to people” to come over.
Body: After students are at the computers in the lab, pass out the table and “Teamwork”
score sheet. Explain how to fill out those. Let students know they have 15
minutes to do this assignment. Have everyone log in and access the Internet.
Write the address of the WebQuest on the board. Have student type in the
address. Once done, students should stop and wait for instruction while teacher
walk around making sure everyone is on the site. The next step is to go over the
WebQuest. Explain the objective, the task, the resources, the process, and
evaluation tools and process. Draw students’ attention to the “Teacher Check”
sheet and let them know that’s how the teacher will evaluate their project. Ask if
anyone has any questions. Let students start exploring!
Walk around to assist any student who needs help, monitor, and manage the class
At around 10 minutes, remind students they only have 5 more minutes to finish up
whatever they need to.
Conclusion: At the end of the 15 minutes, stop all activities. Allow a couple of minutes
for students to finish up filling out the table. Ask students to vote on their favorite
website. Tally up the results and make a bar graph. Ask questions such as “What
is the favorite website?” “What is the least favorite?”
Have student fill out the “Teamwork” sheet and turn in everything.
Ask students to write a few sentences about their experience with this assignment.
What have they learned, what’s their favorite and least favorite thing(s) about this
Assessment: Students will be assessed throughout the lesson through informal
observation and the rubric found on the WebQuest.