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IntroductionNotes to the Teacher Competencies Extension Activities Evaluation

This Web Quest has been designed for more advanced level ESL students and adult learners. Previous experience working with computers is beneficial. Students will be expected to enter information, maneuver around, and find information on the Web. They will be selecting categories of food that they are interested in and a list of suggestions will be provided for them.

This exercise is strictly designed to help students become familiar with the process of developing a healthier lifestyle. It is intended to be used as support materials for a health/nutrition unit. Please be sure to explain that this exercise offers general guidelines for good nutrition, but it does not replace the benefits of seeing a physician.

It is strongly recommended that teachers model each part of the Internet activities on a projector or on a computer in small groups before assigning them. Also, it is important to pre-teach the vocabulary in this lesson. Prior knowledge of the key words in this exercise is extremely beneficial.

There are some optional exercises included at the end in this lesson that could be utilized if you choose. The appropriateness of these depends on the level of your students.

As with any lesson, you may need to modify the tasks to meet your students' special needs and abilities.

It is strongly recommended that teachers visit the links prior to assigning the lesson to ensure that the information is presented in an appropriate manner for his/her students.


Warm-up and Review of Content
Assign the suggested survey to get students talking and thinking about nutrition. This survey can be found under the Activites section for students. You could modify this depending on the level of your students.

Explain to the students that they are going to be studying their own eating habits. They will be using the Internet to complete some surveys and discover how well or poorly they are feeding their bodies.

Model the WebQuest activities using a projector or working at a computer in small groups.

Comprehension Checks
As a group, discuss the tasks and answer any questions. Once again, it would be helpful to use the projector to demonstrate.

Have students go to the computers, in groups or independently, and do the activities. Instruct them to report back when they are done.

Discuss each section of the Evaluation page as a class. Allow students to ask questions and make any changes to their work they feel is necessary.

Once all of the work is completed you should discuss the changes students intend to make in their diets due to the knowledge they have gained. This could be done as a class or in small groups.