Biography Webquest for Third
Graders
Created and developed by: Mrs. Andrea Francisco
Forest Avenue School Library Media Specialist
Introduction
Greetings, young researchers! You are about to embark
on an exciting biography research adventure. Mrs.
Francisco will be assisting you as you navigate through
the land of biographies (both print and online). At the
end of your journey, you are going to be presenting
your person in the Forest Avenue Library Museum. Let’s
get started!
The Task
You will be choosing an interesting person who has
made a positive impact on society. As a new researcher
for the Forest Avenue Library museum, you will have to
convince your classmates that your famous person is
worthy of display.
To do so, you will create a biography cereal box to be on
display in our museum.
The Process
It’s time to choose your interesting person. Remember to choose
carefully, your classmates will be deciding if your person is worthy of
inclusion in our Forest Avenue Library Museum.You must have at least
two resources. Be sure to hand in your biography research contract
before starting.
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Each researcher will pick an interesting person who has made a positive
impact society. Once you’ve picked your person, you will need to get
approval from Mrs. Francisco and your parent or guardian.You will need
to find an appropriate biography book.
You will read the biography book.
You will find an online resource on your famous person.
Upon completion of your research, you will use the biography research
worksheet to gather and record information about your interesting
person.
Once you have gathered all the necessary information, you are ready to
get started on your cereal box display.You will follow the steps outlined
in the cereal box directions.
You will present your interesting person to your classmates.Your
findings should convince them to include him/her in our Forest Avenue
Library Museum.
Resources
Forest Avenue Library
 West Babylon Public Library
 WorldBook Online
http://www.worldbookonline.com
*see Mrs. Francisco for log in & password
 Bio4Kids
http://www.biography.com/bio4kids
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Evaluation
Category
4
3
2
1
Use of Class Time
Used time well during
each class period.
Focused on getting the
project done. Never
distracted others.
Used time well during
each class period.
Usually focused on
getting the project
done and never
distracted others.
Used some of the time
well during each class
period. There was
some focus on getting
the project done but
occasionally distracted
others.
Did not use class time
to focus on the project
OR often distracted
others.
Required Elements
The cereal box
includes all required
elements as well as
additional information.
All required elements
are included on the
cereal box.
All but 1 of the required
elements are included
on the cereal box.
Several required
elements were
missing.
Content - Accuracy
At least 10 accurate
facts are displayed on
the cereal box.
7 accurate facts are
displayed on the cereal
box.
5 accurate facts are
displayed on the cereal
box.
Less than 4 accurate
facts are displayed on
the cereal box.
Knowledge Gained
Student can accurately
answer all questions
related to facts on the
biography information
sheet and processes
used to create the
cereal box.
Student can accurately
answer most questions
related to facts on the
biography information
sheet and processes
used to create the
cereal box.
Student can accurately
answer about 75% of
questions related to
facts on the biography
information sheet and
processes used to
create the cereal box.
Student appears to
lack knowledge about
the facts or processes
used to create the
cereal box.
Attractiveness
The cereal box is
The cereal is attractive in
exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout
terms of design, layout,
and neatness.
and neatness.
The cereal box is
acceptably attractive
though it may be a bit
messy.
The cereal box is not well
organized and lacks
appeal.
Conclusion
Congratulations! You have completed your
biography research adventure. Mrs. Francisco will
now display the cereal boxes that have been
deemed worthy by your classmates.
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Biography Webquest for Third Graders