Looking for a full year of no prep holiday and seasonal webquest reading comprehension activities for your class? Turn these WEEKLY webquests practicing nonfiction reading comprehension into seasonal writing crafts and weekly bulletin boards, which doubles as the EASIEST no-prep or low-prep reading center all year long! (Webquests recommended) for 2nd grade, 3rd grade or 4th grade.)
What is a Webquest Reading Comprehension Activity for 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade or 4th Grade?
Students will go on a webquest (visit a kid-friendly, informational website) to read nonfiction text and learn about a topic each week. Topics in this bundle are seasonally and holiday themed.
Students will then use different nonfiction reading comprehension graphic organizers to answer questions about the topic.
During each webquest, students will fill out a KWL (know, what to know, what I learned) chart, answer 5 W (who, what, where, when, why) questions about the text, write about the main idea and key details, practice using new vocabulary, and then write a summary about what they have learned.
Webquest Reading Comprehension – Summary Writing Craft – Bulletin Board
Conclude each project by allowing students to write a summary about what they have learned about the topic using the key vocabulary you worked on.
Writing about what they are reading is an excellent way for students to show their reading comprehension.
How to Use These Weekly Webquests with Your Students
Assign one webquest per week for students. During the first few weeks, students can complete the assignments as a whole group, in small groups or in partners. As the year progresses, students should be able to independently complete the projects.
Using similar templates for each webquest allows students to grow familiar with the assignment, but the new and seasonal topics keep learning fresh and engagement high. Students LOVE the writing craft component that can make the EASIEST weekly bulletin board for teachers.
What’s Inside The Weekly Webquests Reading Comprehension Bundle for the YEAR
Each of the 40 Webquests Includes:
- Link to Webquest passage
- Link to 10 Page Google Slide Activity
- Teacher Guide (one week or one day included, great for sub plans!)
- Vocabulary Anchor Chart (narwhal – pod, tusk, migrate)
- KWL Activity
- Answering Questions Page (includes 10 questions)
- Main Idea and Key Detail Graphic Organizer
- Vocabulary Activity
- Summarizing Writing Craft and Activity
- 10 Bulletin Board Options
- Answer Keys
Monthly Webquests & Reading Comprehension Topics Included:
- August Webquests: Fourth of July, Flag Day, National Dog Day, National Beach Day
- September Webquests: First Day of Fall, Yom Kippur, Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah
- October Webquests: Bats, Pumpkins, Dessert Day, Halloween
- November Webquests: Election Day, Turkeys, Thanksgiving, Veterans Day
- December Webquests: Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Diwali
- January Webquests: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, New Years’ Day, Chinese New Year, Winter
- February Webquests: Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Dental Health Month, Presidents’ Day
- March Webquests: Ramadan, Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Bunnies
- April Webquests: April Fool’s Day, Easter, Earth Day, Arbor Day
- May Webquests: Mother’s Day, Summer, Cinco De Mayo, Memorial Day
2 NO PREP Webquest Formats Included
- PRINTABLE – Print out the 5 activities in black and white. Allow students to read the Webquest passage either as a print out (the teacher will need to print from the website) or have students use a device to do the Webquest.
- GOOGLE SLIDES TM – Students will get access to a 10 page Google Slides presentation with all 5 activities and a link to the Webquest passage in one place. Text boxes are already ready for students to type and go.
What is a Webquest?
A Webquest is when a student uses knowledge learned from articles or websites to practice reading comprehension. Students will use kid-friendly websites to gain knowledge on a topic. Links to all websites required are included in this resource. If students are not able to access them, teachers can print the information instead.
When to Use Webquests and Reading Comprehension Activities
These 40 reading comprehension webquests can be used during writing, reading or science. They are designed for students in second, third and fourth grade.
Who Should Use the YEAR LONG Bundle of Webquests:
- 2nd Grade Students – Will need help at the beginning of the year, and should work with the teacher, partners, small groups or in whole groups. Some passages could be harder than others, so a great way to differentiate is installing a text-to-speech app for difficult words or by reading the passage aloud as a class the first time.
- 3rd Grade Students – Will need some help at the beginning of the year to get used to the formatting, but quickly should be able to do the activities independently.
- 4th Grade Students – Will need help with the first week to set expectations, but then will be able to complete all activities independently.
This makes a great center, small group or independent project for any grade.
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