This is a fun lesson for a Bill Peet author study unit. 8 QR code stories are included. Print and cut out the individual qr codes and have students scan them using an iPod, iPad, or tablet. I found that having individual QR codes was much easier for students to scan. When there are multiple QR codes on one page, students often scanned the wrong one by mistake. I like to cut them out and mount them on colored construction paper and laminate them for future use.
These QR codes link to YouTube videos of the stories being read aloud with illustrations from the books, and a short video about Bill Peet. Check the books out from your school library so students can follow along. You can have the whole class do a Read-a-Thon and scan and listen to any story they choose, or use it as a small listening center.
You will need a device, access to YouTube (most school districts allow access to a filtered YouTube), QR code scanning app, and headphones. I have students open the video in Safari once it is scanned so they can turn the video into full screen landscape view.
If you do not want students to go to YouTube, I have also created this document with QR codes to a Safe Share website where there are no comments or suggested videos. Please look for it in my store.
Note: There are 3 parts of Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent, but part 3 does not play on mobile devices. My students enjoy watching parts 1 and 2, and reading the ending of the story themselves. They could also watch part 3 on a computer.