How do you get students excited about revising sentences? You make them compete to “breakout” of the classroom!
As students entered the classroom, they were placed into groups of 4. Each group was handed 4 questions that required them to correctly revise sentences.
Each question had 4 envelopes: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B…..etc. Once students discussed which answer was correct, they would grab the corresponding envelope which contained a shape with a letter on it.
After students had four letters, they had to unscramble to make a word: SCAN This was their clue to get an iPad and SCAN a QR code found hanging around the room.
The QR code gave students instruction to pretend they are a soldier in the Civil War and write a letter to someone. The letter had to include dialogue, 2 proper nouns circled, and 1 prepositional phrase underlined. Once finished, the students brought the letter to me for their next clue.
I gave students a key as their next clue. They had to search for a lock somewhere in the room. The lock was attached to a large envelope.
Inside the envelope was their PRIZE!!!
They had so much fun revising sentences, writing letters (which also went with our social studies lesson last week), and working together!!! After students “broke out” of the classroom, we went outside for recess.