Reading Comprehension WebQuest

Created by Claudia Otake 2016

About this Project

This project takes advantage of a WebQuest to develop the students' independent learning.
It was designed to complement the reading skill of PG6 students at FES Acatlán, but it can be used for any other class with the same level.

General
information

To navigate, you can find the menu at the top.

Printable Version

Grade level

The intended level for this activity is B1 minus.

Standards

The standard needed follows the same used at the Language Center.

Technology

The students need Internet access to do the activity and access to the Moodle platform.

They can access the information on their mobile devices.

Have you ever
wondered

what some people do for a living?

Imagine yourself trying to find your dream job, but it is not available at the moment.

- You are about to discover what other people around the world are doing to earn a living.
- Invite a couple of friends to choose a different job and explain the reasons for that choice.

Not everything is lost. You can still find a job that you did not know existed out there.

Click on it to watch it.

Do you know

there are others things you can do?

Task

You will do some research and find what OTHER unusual, strange or weird jobs are out there. Then you will choose one for you and two others for two of your best friends according to your personalities. Finally, you will share your experience by commenting on the reading about these jobs and why you chose what you chose. There is one short exam at the end to check your progress.

Process

Follow the steps.

Pre Reading/

Look at the pictures and skim the footnote under each picture.
Do you get the idea of what jobs are unusual?
Jobs in pictures
US | Forbes
What is the one that drew your attention the most?
Choose one from the options in the Pre Reading Poll.

While Reading/

Now, read these articles and answer the questions.
UK | Manchester Evening News
AU | news.com.au
What job needs 1000-hours experience?
What job pays more than thirty-five thousand pounds a year?
What job needs building blocks to do it?
What job works with IMAX?
What job works with some kind of poison?
Go to the While Reading Activity on the Moodle Platform and write your answers.

/Post Reading

Find a job for you and other two for two of your best friends according to your likes and personalities.
Go to the Post Reading Forum and explain why you chose your job and why you chose your best friends' jobs.
Write the names of the jobs you chose, and upload the picture of each one on the Moodle Platform.

/Conclusion

What did you think of these jobs?
Would you really do the job you chose? Why?
Write in a few words your conclusions for this activity. Go to the Conclusion Forum on the Moodle Platform.

Would you like to check what they are offering right now? Click HERE.

/Evaluation

Now, solve a short exam to check your progress.

Jobs in Pictures

These are some jobs that you did not know about.
Go to the original page HERE or go back to the Process HERE

102 +

Likes

74 +

Participations

68 +

Comments

10 +

Questions

EVALUATION

The student...

5
pts

3
pts

1
pt

Total

General

Can understand texts on the subject with no problem

Can understand texts on the subject with some problem

Cannot understand texts on the subject

General Search

Can find and understand general information easily

Can find and understand general information with some problem

Cannot find and understand general information

Specific Search

Can search texts to locate specific information easily

Can search texts to locate specific information with some problems

Cannot search texts to locate specific information

General Recognition

Can recognize the general line of argument easily

Can recognize the general line of argument with some problems

Cannot recognize the general line of argument

Specific Recognition

Can recognize significant points easily

Can recognize significant points with some problems

Cannot recognize significant points

Events

Can understand the description of events easily

Can understand the description of events with some problems

Cannot understand the description of events

Pre Reading Poll

Answered the poll

Answered part of the poll

Did not do the activity

While Reading Activity

Answered all the items

Answered partially

Did not do the activity

Post Reading Activity

Commented AND uploaded the images

Commented OR uploaded the images

Did not do the activity

Conclusion

Can identify or draw the main conclusions easily

Can identify or draw the main conclusions with some problems

Cannot identify or draw the main conclusions

Exam

Got everything correct

Had some mistakes

Did not do the activity

Total

/ 55

CONCLUSION

Reading for information and learning something about it are truly interesting, especially when the topics are novel and out of the ordinary. Try to find the extraordinary from the ordinary to enjoy everything you do a lot more.

Thanks

CREDITS

  • Begum, S. (2015). 10 unusual jobs you can apply for in 2016. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved from http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/10-unusual-jobs-you-can-10641830 on May 2016.
  • Designcrazed. (2016). WordPress, Design Blog. BENT. Retrieved from http://designscrazed.org/free-responsive-html5-css3-templates/ on May 2016.
  • Forbes. (2016). Unusual Jobs that Pay Surprisingly Well. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efkk45idhf/unusual-jobs-that-pay-surprisingly-well/ on May 2016.
  • Freepick. (2016). Management Elements Icon Pack. Retrieved from http://www.flaticon.com on May 2016.
  • Google Sites. (2016). WebQuest Template. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/mcotakeg/ on May 2016.
  • Griffith University. (2016). Crossroads sign. Retrieved from https://www.griffith.edu.au/ on May 2016.
  • Henderson, E. (2015). The most unusual jobs you didn't even know existed. Retrieved from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-unusual-jobs-you-didnt-know-existed-a6743331.html on May 2016.
  • Kurian, D. (2015). 21 Crazy Jobs Around The World You Won’t Believe Actually Exist. Retrieved from http://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/weird-jobs-of-the-world/ on May 2016.
  • news.com.au. (2013). The 10 weirdest jobs you've never heard of. Retrieved from http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/the-10-weirdest-jobs-youve-never-heard-of/story-e6frfm9r-1226750579336 on May 2016.
  • Noak, R. (2015). These 7 weird jobs around the world actually exist. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/16/these-7-weird-jobs-around-the-world-actually-exist/ on May 2016.
  • Otake, C. (2016). Reading Comprehension WebQuest. Made on May 2016.
  • Otake, C. (2016). e-learning Platform. Retrieved from http://www.acatlan.info/e-learning on May 2016.
  • Schiff, N. (2014). Weird Jobs, Portraits of Unusual Occupations. Retrieved from http://unusual.info/2014/02/02/weird-jobs-portraits-of-unusual-occupations/ on May 2016.
  • YouTube. (2016). 10 Weird Jobs that Pay Well. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga6LndqfVUg on May 2016.