Literature Connection Web Quest
and TETC 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Teacher Preparation Academy - Dr. Deborah A. McAllister
The College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies
The following list contains links to Literature Connection Web Quests, children's literature bookmarks, national and state standards, project directions and performance indicators for preservice teachers, a list of related conference presentations attended, and web page references. This page was created for Educ 414 at UTC and conference workshops at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference (TETC), Nashville, TN, November 30, 1999, November 30, 2000, November 1, 2001, and December 5, 2002 (using only the Bookmarks in 2001 and 2002) by Deborah McAllister, Ginger Sullivan, Shirley McDonald, and Peggy Moyer.
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet. The learner will grapple with this significant amount of new information, analyze it and transform it into a useful product. (B. Dodge, cited in Siwinski, 1997). See Creating Integrated Lessons and Technology Integration Upper Elementary.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning - http://www.renlearn.com/ar/
All Together Now Book Lists - http://nancykeane.com/rl/
Alphabet Soup - http://www.alphabet-soup.net/
ALA Children's Literature Links - http://www.ala.org/alsc/teachers.links.html#literature
ALA Parents Page - Sites for Children - http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/lit.html
Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/ (for information purposes)
Author Cards - http://www.west-bend.k12.wi.us/webquest/ms/author/Default.htm
Dr. Fran Bender (UTC) - http://www.utc.edu/~fbender/
Berenstain Bears - http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/berenstainbears/
Berenstain Bears, Bear Country Online, Books - http://villa.lakes.com/mariska/bears/
Official Berenstain Bears Website - http://www.berenstainbears.com/
Barbara Helen Berger - http://bhberger.com/
Beyond Basals - http://www.srv.net/~gale/
Book Adventure - http://www.bookadventure.com/
Book Hive - http://www.bookhive.org/
Books and Reading Levels - http://www.lake-worth.k12.tx.us/is/ebs.htm
Jan Brett's Home Page - http://www.janbrett.com/
Dr. Carolyn O. Burleson - On-line Lesson Resources - http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Lincoln_HS/Burleson/Lessons/Lit_Ex_frame.htm
CanTeach - English Language Arts - http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/englangarts.html
Charlesbridge Publishing - http://www.charlesbridge.com/
Charlotte's Web - http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/charlotte/index.htm
The Children's Book Council - http://www.cbcbooks.org/ and About Authors and Illustrators - http://www.cbcbooks.org/html/aboutauthors.html
Children's Literature - http://www.childrenslit.com/
Children's Literature and Mathematics - Anderson University - http://users.anderson.edu/~roebuck/childlit.html
Children's Literature Association - http://wiz.cath.vt.edu/chla/
Children's Literature Web Guide - http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html
Children's Storybooks Online - http://magickeys.com/books/index.html
Children's Trade Books in Math - http://www.luc.edu/schools/education/csimath/bib.htm Also see zbib.htm
Vicki Cobb's Kids' Science Page - http://www.vickicobb.com/
Counting Books - http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/counting.htm
Covington's Connections to Learning, Covington, TN City Schools - http://www.covington.k12.tn.us/
Curious George - http://www.curiousgeorge.com/
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literaturehttp://www.dawcl.com/
Tomie dePaola - http://www.opendoor.com/bingley/mywebpage.html
Digital Librarian - http://www.digital-librarian.com/
Mr. Donn - Language Arts & Literature - http://members.aol.com/Donnpages/2LessonPlans.html#LANG
Doucette Index. K-12 Literature-Based Teaching Ideas: An Index to Books and Websites - http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca/litindex/
Education for Kids - http://www.edu4kids.com/
Educational Paperback Association - http://www.edupaperback.org/
Education Place - Reading/Language Arts Center - http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/index.html
Eduscapes - Annette Lamb - http://eduscapes.com/
Embracing the Child - http://www.eyeontomorrow.com/embracingthechild/ or Book Index - http://www.eyeontomorrow.com/embracingthechild/Bookshopindes.htm
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication Homepage (Indiana University) - http://eric.indiana.edu/www/indexdb.html
Shelley Gill - http://shelleygill.com/
Grand Forks, ND - Language Arts - http://22.214.171.124/elemtech/techconnections/la/la.html
Grand Forks Math Literature - http://www2.grand-forks.k12.nd.us/elemath/resources/literature.html
Grouchy Ladybug Literature Based Unit Study - http://eho.org/ladybug.htm
HarperCollins Children's Page - http://www.harperchildrens.com/hch/
HarperCollins Schoolhouse - http://www.harperchildrens.com/schoolhouse/
Offical Harry Potter Website - http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/home.html
Lillian Hoban's Children's Books - http://www.lillianhoban.com/
Houghton Mifflin Math Central - http://www.eduplace.com/math/mathcentral/index.html - Select grade level, chapter, and bibliography.
Houghton Mifflin Trade and Reference Division - http://www.hmco.com/trade/
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site - http://www.carolhurst.com/
Innovative Educators (on-line book descriptions and shopping) - http://www.innovative-educators.com/
Just For Kids Who Love Books - http://www3.sympatico.ca/alanbrown/
Kids Net - Australia - http://www.kids.net.au/
Laura Ingalls Wilder Scavenger Hunt - http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/WebQ97/LAURALES.HTM
Learn about Island of the Blue Dolphins - http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/as/education/projects/samplers/bluedolphins.html
Loren Leedy's Home Page - http://www.loreenleedy.com/ (Select: About the Books.)
The Lesson Plans Page - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/index.htm
Libraries Unlimited - http://www.lu.com/
Grace Lin, Illustrator - http://www.concentric.net/~Gracelin/
Literary Links, NCIBA - http://www.nciba.com/links.html
Literature List K-3 - Poway U.S.D. - http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/math/math3-5/resources/literaturelistk-3.htm
Literature List 4-6 - Poway U.S.D. - http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/math/math3-5/resources/literaturelist4-6.htm
Literature Travels - http://etc.sccoe.k12.ca.us/i98/ii98units/Lngarts/litravels/text/litravels.htm
The Logan Library Index to Children's Booklists - http://www.logan.lib.ut.us/booklist/children/index.htm
Madison, WI Metropolitan School District, Linking Technology and Literacy - http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/techlit/apples.htm
Magic School Bus - http://www.microsoft.com/kids/msb/
Making Math Fun - http://monroe.lib.in.us/childrens/mathbib.html
Math and Literature - Southeastern Louisiana University - http://www.selu.edu/Academics/Education/TEC/math1.htm
Math Ed Resource Books - NIU - http://www.math.niu.edu/mathed/melab/resource.html
Math in the Library - http://cehd.ewu.edu/cehd/faculty/ntodd/450Rebekah.html
Mathematics Clarifying the TEKS, K-8 - http://www.tenet.edu/teks/math/clarifying/cabygradelevk8.html and Reference books - http://www.tenet.edu/teks/math/misc/refbooks.html
Mathematics Homework Bag Literature List - http://www.cs.ius.indiana.edu/LZ/WRYAN/web_docs/Homeworkbag.html
Lisa McCourt - http://boingobooks.com/
Barbara Barbieri McGrath - http://www.barbaramcgrath.com/
McGraw-Hill School, Reading/Language Arts - http://www.mhschool.com/student/reading/mhreading/index.html
Minibeast Information and Resource Center - http://members.aol.com/YESsales/resocent.html
Official Robert Munsch Website - http://www.robertmunsch.com/
Stuart Murphy - MathStart Titles - http://www.harperchildrens.com/hch/mathstart/
Multicultural Literature for Children - http://www.leeandlow.com/
Myths, Fables and Fairy Tales - http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/webtime/myths.html
Nassau Library System - http://www.nassaulibrary.org/
Newbery Medal Home Page - http://www.ala.org/alsc/newbery.html
New York Public Library - http://www.nypl.org/
Oceanography ABC Books - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/valencia/oceanabcbooks. See index, also. - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/valencia/
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children - http://www.nsta.org/210/
Pacific Bell - Webtime Stories - http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/webtime/
Penguin Putnam Young Readers - http://www.penguinputnam.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/start.htm
Personal Responses to a Novel - http://www.knownet.net/users/Ackley/readnovel.html
Picture Books for Math - http://eho.org/mathpicbk.htm
Picturing Books: A Web Site About Picture Books - http://picturingbooks.imaginarylands.org/
Poetry Pals - http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/5165/
Nancy Polette's Start Page - http://www.nancypolette.com/
ProTeacher - Reading and Language Arts - http://www.proteacher.com/070000.shtml
Random House Kids - http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/
Read Across America - http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/elementary/projects/ReadAcrossAmerica/FrontPage/Untitled-1.htm and its Book Covers - http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/elementary/projects/ReadAcrossAmerica/Covers/cover-2.htm
Read Across America, An NEA Project - http://www.nea.org/readacross/
Reader's Theater Editions - http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE.html
Rhode Island net (Rinet) - Math PIE Core Books - http://www.ri.net/OATS/books.html
S.C.O.R.E. CyberGuides - http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cyberguide.html
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes: A Web Quest for Grades 3-5 - http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest/sadako.htm
San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe - Shoppe Talk - http://www.toysandbooks.com/spr99/index.htm and also see Author Web Links from main page
Scholastic - Teacher's Homepage - http://teacher.scholastic.com/index.htm (Select: Authors & Books.)
Kathy Schrock - Literature & Language Arts - http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/arts/artlit.html
Science and Math Keyword Index - Emporia State University (Kansas) - http://www.emporia.edu/scimath/catalog/keyword.htm
Author Chat with Jon Scieszka - http://www.nypl.org/branch/kids/authorchat.html
Seattle Public Library - Children's Services Page - http://www.spl.org/children/children.html
Dr. Seuss's Seussville - http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/
Snow Literature - http://teelfamily.com/activities/snow/literature.html
Story Arts - http://www.storyarts.org/
Story Place Elementary Library - http://www.storyplace.org/eel/other.asp
StoryNet - http://www.storynet.org/
Teaching PreK-8 Idea Site - http://www.TeachingK-8.com/
Teachnet Lesson Ideas - http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/
Deborah Tobola - http://www.deborahtobola.com/
TrackStar - http://trackstar.hprtec.org/
Troll Communications, Kids, Authors/Illustrators - http://www.troll.com/kids/authors/index.shtml
Using Children's Literature to Enhance Mathematics in the Classroom Resource List - http://comnet.org/local/orgs/wtvs_comed/books.html
Kay E. Vandergrift's Special Interest Page - http://scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/
Rick Walton's Home Page - http://www.rickwalton.com/
What's my name? A trivia quiz on children's authors - http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/trivia_frame.html
Yahooligans! Teachers' Guide - Scavenger Hunt - http://www.yahooligans.com/content/tg/basil.html
Educ 414 Project Directions
The literature connection web quest will involve the selection of a children's literature book that contains mathematics, and has the purpose of teaching mathematics or using mathematics correctly. The mathematics contained in the book should demonstrate one of the NCTM standards at a level under study, PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 9-12 (Exceptional Learners). State the standard (including name, number, grade band, goal, and expectation) and grade that are being considered in the book. Your document should include a title such as 'Literature Connection Web Quest for [name of book].' Summarize the book's story and mathematical content. Include the web site name and web address (label as below) for relevant sites that could be visited when reading that book. Literature connection web quests will be displayed on the Internet and/or at a professional meeting. All references to books are to be written in APA style. Proofread, spellcheck, and verify web addresses. Disk and paper copy.
Educ 414 Performance Indicators, Fall 2002
Performance indicators for the literature connection web quest
Age appropriateness _____ / 2
- Level or grade stated (1)
- Appropriate (1)
Adherence to NCTM standards _____ / 3
- One or more standards stated, as in sample (3)
Inclusiveness of materials _____ / 23
- Title, as given above (1)
- Summary of story (4)
- Summary of mathematics content (4)
- Web site name, web address, and category name (below) for a minimum of 7 web sites (14) - author, mathematics content, person (subject in book), place (location), thing (objects in book), action (sensory), timeline (historical)
Disk and paper versions _____ / 7
- Writing mechanics (3)
- References in APA style (2)
- Disk (2) Save this file as LC Firstname Lastname
Professional quality and usefulness _____ / 5
Total _____ / 40
American Association for the Advancement of Science - Benchmarks for Science Literacy - http://project2061.aaas.org/
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - http://www.actfl.org/
National Association for the Education of Young Children - http://www.naeyc.org/default.htm
National Council for the Social Studies Expectations of Excellence - http://www.ncss.org/standards/stitle.html
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Principles and Standards for School Mathematics - http://standards.nctm.org/
National Educational Technology Standards - http://cnets.iste.org/index.html
National Geography Standards - http://www.ncge.org/publications/tutorial/standards/
National Science Education Standards - http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/
or NSES Acrobat version - http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/acrobat.html
Tennessee K-12 Curriculum Standards - http://www.state.tn.us/education/ci/cicurframwkmain.htm
ISTE National Educational Technology Standards - http://cnets.iste.org/getdocs.html
ISTE Links to Curriculum Standards - http://cnets.iste.org/currstands/cstands-ela.html
AltaVista - http://www.altavista.com/
Dogpile - http://www.dogpile.com/
Excite - http://www.excite.com/
Google - http://www.google.com/
Lycos - http://www.lycos.com/
Mamma - http://www.mamma.com/
WebCrawler - http://www.webcrawler.com/
Yahoo! - http://www.yahoo.com/
McAllister, D., & Sullivan, G. (1999). Manipulatives, software, and the web make classroom connectives. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 26(2), 42-47.
McAllister, D. A., & Moyer, P. S. (2002, December). Technology and literature connections. Paper presented at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference, Nashville, TN.
McAllister, D. A., & McDonald, S. A. (2001, October). Technology and literature connections. Paper presented at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference, Nashville, TN.
McAllister, D. A., & McDonald, S. A. (2001, May). Mathematics and literature connections through beach balls and tangrams. Workshop (invited). Sequatchie Valley Head Start Family Partnership Conference, Kimball, TN.
McAllister, D. A., & McDonald, S. A. (2000a, November). Literature connection webquest for PreK-8. Paper presented at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference, Nashville, TN.
McAllister, D. A., & McDonald, S. A. (2000b, November). Technology and literature connections. Paper presented at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference, Nashville, TN.
McAllister, D. A. (2000, September). Education 414 - Literature connection web quest project. Paper presented at the Best Practices at UT 2000 Showcase, Knoxville, TN.
McAllister, D. A., & Sullivan, G. A. (1999, November). Literature connection webquest for PreK-8. Paper presented at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference, Nashville, TN.
Center of Excellence for Computer Applications, UTC, $330.00, Conference presentations at TETC 2002.
Center of Excellence for Computer Applications, UTC, Conference presentations at TETC 2001.
Instructional Excellence grant, UTC, $1,036.00, Mathematics, Literature, and Technology Connections, 2001.
Center of Excellence for Computer Applications, UTC, $458.90, Conference presentations at TETC 2000.
Center of Excellence for Computer Applications, UTC, $459.88, Conference presentation at TETC 1999.
Brink, B. T. (2001, March). Hands-on science and literature--A winning combination. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association national convention, St. Louis, MO.
Broadway, F. S. (1998, November). Children's literature and children's sense-making of science. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association southern regional convention, Birmingham, AL.
Flennoy, C. (2001, October). Math in literature. Paper presented at the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, Montgomery, AL.
Gable, W., Lindig, K., & Shaub, L. (1995, April). Making math memorable: Simply 6. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Boston, MA.
Horstmeyer, K. B., Bowers, P. S., & Royce, C. (2000, April). Millennium picks! Selecting and using the Outstanding Science Tradebooks for Children. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association national convention, Orlando, FL.
Horstmeyer, K. B., Madrazo, G. M., & Kearney, R. J. (1999, March). Selecting and using the 'Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children.' Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association national convention, Boston, MA.
Jolly, J., & Hoover, T. (1999, December). Internet and children's literature in the elementary classroom. Paper presented at the Tennessee Education Technology Conference, Nashville, TN.
Lamb, A. (1999, February). Newberys & the net: Thematic technology connections. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology national conference, Houston, TX.
Lamb, A., & Johnson, L. (2000, October). Internet expeditions: Creating webquest learning environments. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology national conference, Denver, CO.
Mayberry, S. (2000, April). Linking children's literature with mathematics and science. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Chicago, IL.
Melancon, J. G., & Albrecht, J. (2001, April). Understanding probability through literature. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Orlando, FL.
Murphy, S. (2000, April). Using MathStart books and activities to help students "speak" mathematics. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Chicago, IL.
Murphy, S. (2001, April). Using visual learning and storytelling to build every student's own math world. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Orlando, FL.
Paul, A., & Leonard, K. (2000, April). Piecing patchwork: A crazy quilt of math activities. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Chicago, IL.
Schwartz, D. (1999a, November). Millions, billions, googols, and more: Big numbers across the curriculum. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics central regional conference, Topeka, KS.
Schwartz, D. (1999b, November). Nature's numbers. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics central regional conference, Topeka, KS.
Schwartz, D. (2000, April). Math from A to Z: Mathematics vocabulary for standards-based learning and fun. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Chicago, IL.
Schwartz, D. (2001, April). "We disagree with what you wrote!" Proving an author wrong and other mathematical delights. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Orlando, FL.
Scieszka, J. (2000, April). Math curse: The book, its author, and the inside story of both. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Chicago, IL.
Sloan, T. R. (2001, October). Geometry and children's literature: Making the connection. Paper presented at the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, Montgomery, AL.
Their, M. (2001, March). Science and literacy--Making the connections. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association national convention, St. Louis, MO.
White, A. M. (1997, October). Together at last: The mathematics-literature connection. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics southern regional conference, Memphis, TN.
Yerby, S. T. (2001, October). Where's the math? Paper presented at the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, Montgomery, AL.
(Woman from South Carolina - need to find ref.). (1995, April). Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national conference, Boston, MA.
Cannell, M. (1998, December). Serious art. Attache, 64-73.
Corel Corporation. (1996). Corel Artisan 6 [Computer software]. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Author.
Kimmel, S. Meet the Authors and Illustrators! Available: http://www3.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/authors/author.htm (graphic modified in size from this site).
Scott, R. Pattern Land! No longer available on-line (chessboard graphic, hues lightened with Corel Artisan 6).
Siwinski, C. (1997). Creating Integrated Lessons. Available: http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/curtech/WEBQPRE/quesintr.htm
Siwinski, C. (1999). Technology Integration Upper Elementary. Available: http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/curtech/99cc/
Copyright © 1996-2004 Deborah A. McAllister, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. All rights reserved. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution.
Created 11/21/1999, last modified 07/30/2004.