The goal of this activity is to introduce students
to the fascinating origins of familiar quotations which have become "household
words." Activities will include using the Internet as an educational
tool, using a search engine to locate famous quotations and meaningful words,
creative writing and public speaking.
Familiar Quotationswebsite. Become familiar
with the features on the Homepage. Create a bookmark. Use the search tool
to find Sophocles. Write out either quotation #7, #10 or #13.Use the Alphabetical
Index of All Authors to find Elizabeth Browning. Write out quote #14.
Use the search engine to find William Shakespeare. Complete the following
famous quotation: "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore .
Visit 2 authors of your choice.
Use the search tool to find the word beauty
. Select one of the sentences where the word is used and write it down.
Use the search engine to find the word wisdom. Select one of the
sentences where the word occurs and write it down. Use the search tool to
find any 3 words of your choice.
Write a short speech using a quotation
and a word from your search. Practice reading your speech aloud with knowledgeable
Evaluation. Student progress will be measured
by teacher observation and evaluation of written work and oral presentations.
The teacher will interact with the students as they work on their assignment
and provide guidance and verbal feedback. Students are encouraged to work
cooperatively in their teams and attempt to overcome problems and glitches
that arise while progressing through their assignment .
Students will be able to. . .
-Write to express ideas, record information, and
communicate with others.
-Use simple and compound sentences with few grammatical
errors and experiment with complex sentences.
-Spell common vocabulary words accurately.
-Use skills in basic technology to facilitate
writing and to aide in communication.
Materials Needed:1. Computer lab with Internet
access or groups of 4-5 computers in classroom setting. 2.
Teacher generated off-line worksheets.