This is a webquest for students that helps them advance their learnings in technology and the computer. It helps them recall their first day of school and tell of their feelings and other things that happened that they remember.


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  • Language Arts > Literature

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Special Education


First Day of School



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LA.K-3.1.A: English Language Arts

Use letter-sound correspondence knowledge and structural analysis to decode words.

LA.K-3.1.B: English Language Arts

Demonstrate fluent oral reading, using sight words and decoding skills, varying intonation and timing as appropriate for text.

LA.K-3.2.A: English Language Arts

Use context clues to determine the meaning of new vocabulary.

LA.K-3.2.B: English Language Arts

Read accurately high-frequency sight words.

LA.K-3.2.C: English Language Arts

Apply structural analysis skills to build and extend vocabulary and to determine word meaning.

LA.K-3.2.D: English Language Arts

Know the meaning of specialized vocabulary by applying knowledge of word parts, relationships and meanings.

LA.K-3.2.E: English Language Arts

Use resources to determine the meanings and pronunciations of unknown words.

LA.K-3.3.A: English Language Arts

Establish a purpose for reading and use a range of reading comprehension strategies to understand literary passages and text.

LA.K-3.3.B: English Language Arts

Make predictions from text clues and cite specific examples to support predictions.

LA.K-3.3.C: English Language Arts

Draw conclusions from information in text.

LA.K-3.3.D: English Language Arts

Apply reading skills and strategies to summarize and compare and contrast information in text, between text and across subject areas.

LA.K-3.3.E: English Language Arts

Demonstrate comprehension by responding to questions (e.g., literal, informational and evaluative).

LA.K-3.3.F: English Language Arts

Apply and adjust self-monitoring strategies to assess understanding of text.

LA.K-3.4.A: English Language Arts

Use text features and structures to organize content, draw conclusions and build text knowledge.

LA.K-3.4.B: English Language Arts

Ask clarifying questions concerning essential elements of informational text.

LA.K-3.4.C: English Language Arts

Identify the central ideas and supporting details of informational text.

LA.K-3.4.D: English Language Arts

Use visual aids as sources to gain additional information from text.

LA.K-3.4.E: English Language Arts

Evaluate two- and three-step directions for proper sequencing and completeness.

LA.K-3.5.A: English Language Arts

Compare and contrast plot across literary works.

LA.K-3.5.B: English Language Arts

Use supporting details to identify and describe main ideas, characters and setting.

LA.K-3.5.C: English Language Arts

Recognize the defining characteristics and features of different types of literary forms and genres.

LA.K-3.5.D: English Language Arts

Explain how an author's word choice and use of methods influences the reader.

LA.K-3.5.E: English Language Arts

Identify the theme of a literary text.

LA.K-3.6.A: English Language Arts

Generate ideas for written compositions.

LA.K-3.6.B: English Language Arts

Develop audience and purpose for self-selected and assigned writing tasks.

LA.K-3.6.C: English Language Arts

Use organizers to clarify ideas for writing assignments.

LA.K-3.6.D: English Language Arts

Use revision strategies and resources to improve ideas and content, organization, word choice and detail.

LA.K-3.6.E: English Language Arts

Edit to improve sentence fluency, grammar and usage.

LA.K-3.6.F: English Language Arts

Apply tools to judge the quality of writing.

LA.K-3.6.G: English Language Arts

Publish writing samples for display or sharing with others, using techniques such as electronic resources and graphics.

LA.K-3.7.A: English Language Arts

Compose writings that convey a clear message and include well-chosen details.

LA.K-3.7.B: English Language Arts

Write responses to literature that demonstrate an understanding of a literary work.

LA.K-3.7.C: English Language Arts

Write friendly letters and invitations complete with date, salutation, body, closing and signature.

LA.K-3.8.A: English Language Arts

Print legibly using appropriate spacing.

LA.K-3.8.B: English Language Arts

Spell grade-appropriate words correctly.

LA.K-3.8.C: English Language Arts

Use conventions of punctuation and capitalization in written work.

LA.K-3.8.D: English Language Arts

Use grammatical structures in written work.

LA.K-3.9.A: English Language Arts

Generate questions for investigation and gather information from a variety of sources.

LA.K-3.9.B: English Language Arts

Retell important details and findings.

LA.K-3.10.A: English Language Arts

Use active listening strategies to identify the main idea and to gain information from oral presentations.

LA.K-3.10.B: English Language Arts

Connect prior experiences, insights and ideas to those of a speaker.

LA.K-3.10.C: English Language Arts

Follow multi-step directions.

LA.K-3.10.D: English Language Arts

Speak clearly and at an appropriate pace and volume.

LA.K-3.10.E: English Language Arts

Deliver a variety of presentations that include relevant information and a clear sense of purpose.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-02-21.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This webquest guides students in creating a book about the first day of school while using the internet’s tools. Students are asked to elicit memories from their first day of school and write a story, using the computer as a resource to find adjectives, synonyms, and art design sites for a cover. The student is also asked to go on a scavenger hunt to look for different things around school on the website. These external websites are easy to use. A rubric is provided for the evaluation of this project and students are assessed in these areas: following directions, use of adjectives, appearance and scavenger hunt. State standards are also referenced.

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