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In this lesson students learn about wolves through literature and research. Students learn the truth about wolves by completing a WebQuest examining wolf myths. Then students have the opportunity to locate information about wolves through a variety of print resources and the Internet.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will identify the various types of wolves, their characteristics, habitats and other interesting facts. Students will use the Internet and print resources to locate specific information. Students will present collected wolf information by creating a slideshow presentation.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Multiple copies of Wolves, by Carolyn B. Otto (Scholastic, New York, 2000) or another expository text about wolves, encyclopedias and other reference books with information about wolves, nature magazines with articles about wolves
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer(s) with Internet access, presentation software, LCD projector, copies of handouts (see attached) for each student
The teacher will need to secure multiple copies of the suggested text, as well as other pertinent print materials. The teacher will also need to copy the presentation template file and bookmark listed websites on the computers students will be using. Students will need basic keyboarding skills and a working knowledge of the Internet and how to access Internet sites for research (see Internet Navigation Guide).
The attached rubric will be used to assess students' slideshow presentations.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.