Students will use technology and problem-solving skills to complete this digital breakout while reviewing library rules and vocabulary. This is a great activity to use at the beginning of school or as a review midway through the year. Students will complete the breakout in Google Slides. It should be played in teams or small groups. I recommend playing it with fourth and fifth graders, possibly third depending on the class.
This is a fairly simple breakout because I know there is usually not a lot of time to devote to a more involved lesson during library time. I know this is especially true during the first couple weeks of school.
There are 3 locks to unlock. There is a 3 digit number lock, a 6 letter directional lock and a 4 digit letter lock. For the first lock, students will need to complete a word search with library vocabulary and find the numbers to the lock within the word search. For the second lock, students will need to move through a puzzle from start to finish, moving only to the boxes that have correct library rules. For the third lock, students will answer four library related questions. Once students have all 3 lock codes they will enter it on a Google Form. After they enter the correct answers they are given a link to complete an online puzzle.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I have also written a blog post on how to use this activity. Click here to read it.
Important Note:This is not an editable resource.
PLEASE READ: In this breakout the witch from The Wizard of Oz turns the students into flying monkeys. They must solve the puzzles and unlock the locks to break the spell and turn back into children. I had several requests to take the witch out. So I created an alternative breakout where a monster turns all the kids into frogs. It is identical in every other way.
Advantages of using digital resources
⇒Paperless. No need to print and laminate the task cards
⇒Helps build 21st-century learners
⇒Can use with Chromebooks, laptops, computers, tablets, iPads or other mobile devices
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