Preliminary Activities

 

Activity 1

Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Activity 2

Adverbs of Frequency

Activity 3

Group Discussion

Activity 4

Note Taking

Activity 5

Online Vocabulary

Activity 1: Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Before you begin the WebQuest you will go on a field trip to the Zoo to see some of the animals you have been studying in class.  Complete the Zoo Scavenger Hunt with a partner while you are there!

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Activity 2: "I always eat green beans on Tuesdays"

Your teacher is going to teach you some new words that will help you on your WebQuest. Fill out this worksheet to help you practice. Your ideas from the worksheet will also help you in the next activity.

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Activity 3: "I want to live in the rainforest..."

Your teacher will divide you into small groups to talk about your field trip to the zoo. You will pick one of your members to be the Time Keeper. She or he will be responsible for getting the group to talk about a new question at the right time. You will pick another member to be the Welcomer. The Welcomer will make sure that everyone gets a chance to say at least one thing about each question. Here are some of the questions your teacher might ask you to discuss in your group.

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Activity 4:  "What did that website say, again?"

Your teacher will give you some tips on how to quickly find information in articles and take notes on it - Very important skills for researchers like yourselves! As a class you will find information from an article on the San Diego Zoo website.  Then you and a partner will use a worksheet to practice researching on your own. When you are done, check your answers with another pair of students.

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Activity 5: Online Vocabulary Practice

Complete this online crossword puzzle and this online matching quiz to practice your vocabulary. Print out your completed crossword and quiz. Then hand them in to your teacher.  For additional vocabulary practice, you can try this memory game for fun!

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Activity 1

Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Activity 2

Adverbs of Frequency

Activity 3

Group Discussion

Activity 4

Note Taking

Activity 5

Online Vocabulary