• What is Discovery Quest?

    Discovery Quest is an oral speaking activity that allows students to learn public speaking skills and independent research skills. Students go on a “quest” to “discover” a topic of interest and share it with the class.  By participating in Discovery Quest, children gain confidence as a public speaker, learn some research skills, and find out how fun it can be to go on a quest for knowledge. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to develop good listening skills and learn to formulate appropriate questions about the presentation. Both the speaker and the audience will be assessed.



    How do I prepare for my Discovery Quest presentation?


    Step #1 Choose a topic of interest, get it approved by your teacher, and go on a "quest" to "discover" something new.  


    Step #2 Use books, magazines, reference books, family member interviews, newspapers, or the Internet to learn about the topic.


    Step #3 Make sure you go on to our Google classroom and click on First Marking Period Discovery Quest.  This is where you will being to prepare Google slides, and report your findings to the class.  Once you are finished, and you checked everything for correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation, you will be ready to turn it in.


    Step #4 Practice your presentation, including a good opening and closing. You may want to use notecards to help you remember your speech content. DO NOT read your information, but TELL us what you have learned. Be sure your presentation is between 3 to 5 minutes in length.


    Step #5 Have fun!


    Sample Discovery Quest

    To turn in your Discovery Quest...
    1.) Before you turn in your assignment, make sure you have practiced presenting and your presentation is at least 3-5 minutes in length and you have done your flash cards to supplement what you say in your slides.
    2.) Go to www.classroom.google.com and login.
    3.) Click on "cannon2018."
    4.) You will see an assignment titled "Discovery Quest."  Click on the "open" button on the right hand side.
    5.) Next, click the "add" button on the left hand side of the assignment.  You will see a drop down box appear, click "Google Drive."
    6.) Click on your Discovery Quest in your Google Drive and then click "add."
    7.) After adding, click "turn in."  You may be prompted once more to click turn in.  You have now successfully uploaded your Discovery Quest! 
    Good Luck on Your Quest!