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This lock box activity 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 clues without having any lock 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.)
**This activity also comes with access to a Google Form so that students can put their answers into the form and get immediate feedback if they are correct or incorrect as long as they have a tech device to use. This way, you don't even have to set physical locks! The form is self-checking! YAY! (A link and a QR code is included so that you can choose what is easiest for your students to access.)
Materials needed if you are using physical boxes (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:
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