Chocolate
Web Quest
 

 Introduction

Task

Resources

Process

Rubric

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Introduction

You have been asked by a book publisher to write and illustrate a book about:

        The History of Chocolate

                      or

        How and Where Cacao Beans Are Grown

                        or

        From Cacao Bean to Chocolate

 

You don't know much about chocolate except that you like to eat it. You will need to do some research first before you can write your book.

 

You will use this Web Quest to gather information for the text of your book. You will be adding clip art from the Chocolate CD.

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Task

Your final project should consist of:

A children's non-fiction picture book of at least 8 - 10 half pages that explains "The History of Chocolate", "From Cacao Bean to Chocolate", or "How and Where Cacao Beans are Grown".

A cover page for the book to include the title of your book, your name as the author and a related graphic.

Book pages that each contain at least one fact about the topic and one graphic per page.

A last page that lists a bibliography of the websites you used.

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Resources

http://www.chocolat.ch/chocosuisse.htm (history, composition, manufacture)

http://www.hersheys.com/about/index.shtml

http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/02114.html (bean to chocolate)

http://www.cadbury.co.uk/ (bean to chocolate)

http://www.ghirardelli.com/ghirardelli/content/AboutChoc/choc_history.html

http://www.ghirardelli.com/ghirardelli/content/AboutChoc/choc_bean.html

http://www.ghirardelli.com/ghirardelli/content/AboutChoc/choc_made.html

http://www.nvogue.com/nVogueFoods/Chocolate/chocolate.htm

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 Process

1. Begin by looking at the websites and taking notes on the information you find about    your topic or print out the information from the websites and highlight the important    and needed facts.

2. Decide what facts and information are important for a K-2 student to know.

3. Arrange your notes into logical order.

4. Decide what one or two facts to put on each page. Write your sentences so that K-2     students can understand them.

5. Type the words in an 18 font size. Be sure to do a spell check.

6. Find and place a related graphic on each page.

7. Design a cover for your book. Include the title, your name and a graphic.

8. Type a bibliography of the websites you used. Use the correct bibliographic form.

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Learning Advice

Keep your notes organized.

Make your book interesting, full of facts, but also fun to look at.

Be sure your graphics support the facts you have on the page.

Spend careful and thoughtful time designing your cover. It is the first thing your reader sees and you want them to want to read your book.


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Rubric

     
My story board is complete and accurate and accurately shows the outline of my book. My story board is complete but does not accurately show the outline of my book. My story board needs some work.
My book is 8-10 pages long. My book is 5-7 pages long. My book is less than 5 pages.
Each page contains 1 or 2 facts.  Each page contains 1 fact. Some pages are missing facts.
My facts are accurate. My facts need more research My facts are inaccurate.
Each page contains a graphic. Each page contains a graphic but the graphic does not relate to the fact. I need to include more graphics in my book.
My information is in logical order.  I need to reorganize my information. My information needs work and reordering.
The cover is colorful and makes me want to read the book. The cover is attractive but I must open the book for more details. The cover needs more work.
My last page contains a bibliography of the websites I used. The bibliography is in the correct form. My last page contains a bibliography of the websites I used. The form needs work. My bibliography is incomplete or missing.
The words in my book are written in complete sentences. Punctuation and grammar are correct.  The words in my book are written in complete sentences. Punctuation and grammar needs work.  I need to write in complete sentences and work on my punctuation and grammar.
 The words in my book are spelled correctly. Most of the words in my book are spelled correctly. I need to spell check my work.

 

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