Theme Digital Breakout Activity - Theme Song Playlist

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This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing theme.

In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a variety of text and media, including a Google Slides presentation with definitions and examples of theme as well as helpful tips for identifying themes in literature, a video overview of theme, practice identifying themes, a Google Form quiz with two short reading passages, a comparison of theme in two short films, and analysis of theme in song lyrics. Students will use all of this information to find the codes that will unlock a series of locks. This unique activity will require students to think creatively and work collaboratively.

*Breakout website with links to all necessary text and media
*Breakout codes and explanations
*Breakout recording form
*Reflection form
*Usage guide
*Related Common Core Standards

To use this resource you will need to:
1. Have access to electronic devices (desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, etc.) for students to use or allow students to use their own devices. The activity can be done using smartphones.
2. Have access to the internet.
3. Have Google accounts for your students or create a class account for students to use.
4. Check to make sure that your school/district does not block links from These links are YouTube videos run through SafeShare to remove advertisements, comments, etc. and to prevent students from being exposed to any possible inappropriate content.
5. Check to make sure that your school/district does not block Google Sites or out-of domain sharing of Google Drive resources (Forms, Docs, Slides, etc.)

Please see the preview file for additional information.

*Please Note: This resource is not editable.

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What is a Breakout?
A breakout is a scavenger hunt-like game where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. Breakouts can be done hands-on with physical locked boxes or digitally using a Google Form.

Why Use Breakouts?
1. Breakouts shift the ownership of learning from the teacher to the student.
2. In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific game, breakouts require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
3. A breakout provides learners with many opportunities to fail and try again. Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces students to reexamine their information and their thinking.

Why Use Digital Breakouts?
A digital break out requires no preparation of materials, no time spent setting up, and no purchase of a Breakout EDU kit or any other special equipment.
to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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