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Introduction

Congratulations! You have been called upon to take on this dangerous, yet terribly exciting web quest. While the Internet has pitfalls and treacherous sources, it also has treasures beyond your imagination.

Directions:

There are four categories on this web quest. You must look at at least one website listed under each category to answer the questions. You must also evaluate each website using the website evaluation rubric that you were given.

      
     

    Dystopian Novels

    • What are are characteristics of dystopian literature?
    • Why is dystopian literature so popular?
    • Why do authors write about dystopian societies?

    Evaluation

    Web site 1:  http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson926/DefinitionCharacteristics.pdf

    Authorship: Who created this site?                             

    Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

    Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

    Date: When was this page created or updated? 

    Evaluation

    Web site 2:   http://libraryschool.libguidescms.com/content.php?pid=325261&sid=2662135

    Authorship: Who created this site?                             

    Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

    Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

    Date: When was this page created or updated? 

    Evaluation

    Web site 3:   http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/04/dystopian-round-table-the-appeal-of-dystopian-fiction

    Authorship: Who created this site?                             

    Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

    Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

    Date: When was this page created or updated? 

    Utopia

    Utopia

    • What is a utopia?
    • Can you find any examples of utopias?
    • What is a dystopia and why do authors write about them?

    Evaluation

    Web site 1:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia

    Authorship: Who created this site?                             

    Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

    Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

    Date: When was this page created or updated?           

    Web site 2:   http://www.lukemastin.com/utopia/

    Authorship: Who created this site?                             

    Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

    Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

    Date: When was this page created or updated?           

    Web site 3:   http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/bassr/exhibition/utopia/utopia.html

    Authorship: Who created this site?                             

    Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

    Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

    Date: When was this page created or updated?           

        

      Lois Lowry

      Lois Lowry

      • When was Lois Lowry born and what was her early life like?
      • Where is she now?
      • What made her interested in writing The Giver?
      • Aside from The Giver, what are some other books she has written? 

      Evaluation

      Web site 1:   http://www.loislowry.com/

      Authorship: Who created this site?                             

      Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

      Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

      Date: When was this page created or updated?           

      Web site 2:   http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/lowry.html

      Authorship: Who created this site?                             

      Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

      Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

      Date: When was this page created or updated?                                                         

      Web site 3:   http://www.teachingbooks.net/content/Lowry_trans.pdf

      Authorship: Who created this site?                             

      Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

      Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

      Date: When was this page created or updated?

          

        Elements of Fiction

        Elements of Fiction

        • What are the important elements of fiction?
        • Explain theme.
        • What kinds of settings does the term setting include?  Why is it important?
        • What are the different kinds of conflict?

        Evaluation

        Web site 1:   http://learn.lexiconic.net/elementsoffiction.htm

        Authorship: Who created this site?                             

        Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

        Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

        Date: When was this page created or updated?           

        Web site 2:   http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/Virtualit/fiction/elements.asp

        Authorship: Who created this site?                             

        Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

        Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

        Date: When was this page created or updated?           

        Web site 3:  http://cstl-cla.semo.edu/hhecht/The%20Elements%20of%20Fiction.htm

        Authorship: Who created this site?                             

        Bias: What is the purpose of this site?

        Content: How accurate or trustworthy is this page?  Is it at my reading level? 

        Date: When was this page created or updated?           

            
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