This webquest has been created to be used with students of 3rd of ESO who study English as a foreign language, although it can also be used with 4th of ESO .
It should be developed in 4-6 lessons of one hour each. If it is necessary, the students can do part of it for homework. The final lesson should be dedicated to the oral presentations made by the different groups.
-The basic objectives to be achieved are the following:
-To learn new vocabulary related to travelling and flying
-To use internet as a useful tool to obtain information
-To work cooperatively with other group members
-To assume responsibility for one’s own work
-To choose the correct information to create a final product
-The procedures to be developed are the following:
-To search, analyse and compare different pieces of information
-To identify and select the most useful information
-To organise the different pieces of information in order to create a coherent whole
-To design a holiday brochure
-To take part in an oral presentation of their work
The students should know some basic vocabulary related to travelling. They also need to know how to use internet to find information and should have some ability to work cooperatively in a group.
-Organization and roles:
The sessions should be developed in the computers laboratory (or the language laboratory). There will be three students in each group and they will decide who will be responsible for each part of the task. All of them will take part in the final oral presentation.
A part of the final mark will be obtained by assessing individual work and another part will be obtained by assessing group work. The different aspects to be assessed are specified in the chart used for assessment. The students should be informed from the beginning of what aspects will be taken into account for assessment.
The process of evaluation will be accomplished through direct observation by the teacher of the students’ participation in the different tasks as well as their performances and attitude while doing group work.
If you use this webquest in your class, you can send any comment you want to the address specified in the index.