This breakout box is designed to teach or review elements of poetry.
This activity challenges students to know and understand the elements of poetry, write a poem, think critically, and work collaboratively to solve the clues and break into the box.
In actuality, you could have students solve the breakout clues without having any breakout boxes. Each clue has a picture of the lock they are trying to open along with the clues. Then, a sheet is included for students to write the code to each lock. Of course, the physical locks are more fun, but I definitely understand school funds are limited. This also works if you have only one lock box for the class to share or several lock box sets for groups.)
Materials needed (pictures of materials are included):
3 digit lock
4 digit lock
5 letter alphabet lock
Box with a lockable clasp
This lesson has step-by-step instructions, hint cards, and well-designed clues to engage your students and get them to think critically.
It is PRINT and GO!
This lesson could last anywhere from 45 minutes to 60 minutes depending on how you decide to execute the plans.
Poetry Terms Covered in This Lesson: