What is a QR Code?
QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square pattern on a white background. A great variety of information can be housed in a QR Code including: URLs and text.
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Following the QR trend, I decided to 'makeover' a classic scavenger hunt that I've always done to include QR codes. In the activity, students practice utilizing context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words (a very VALUABLE skill and one focused on in the new Common Core Standards)
To conduct the scavenger hunt the students need to 'scan' a QR code and read a context clue question. As they answer the question (and write the answer on the worksheet) they will be led to an envelope which contains a different question (and context clue). When that question is answered, the students are given a key letter to be used in solving a riddle.
I have never gone wrong with this lesson. I like to call it a 'plug and play' lesson. Students are working cooperatively, enthusiastically and are engaged in the learning. It is truly one of my favorites!!
#1. QR Code Context Clue Scavenger Hunt
This Scavenger Hunt allows students to practice utilizing context clues while having fun! Students 'scan' a QR code to get their context clue question. Answering a question will lead them to an envelope which has more context clue questions, QR codes AND clues to a riddle! When all of the riddle clues are gathered, they can solve the riddle. Once students understand the directions to this scavenger hunt they will be cooperative, engaged and learning and you sit back and enjoy! A true 'plug and play' lesson. One of my favorites!
Have your students practice their predicting skills while integrating technology! This QR Code Scavenger hunt is designed to be used with a Wifi enabled device with a QR code scanning app. Each question leads to a website that features a reading passage and question. When the question is answered, students are given a "Secret Code" That code leads them to an envelope with another Predicting question. When answered correctly, students receive a solution piece to a riddle. Students will predict based on passages, genre, a video clip, character descriptions/actions and story events. For a preview of the predicting questions, see:http://beyondtheeightball.weebly.com
#3. QR Code Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt
THIS QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT AIDS STUDENTS IN THE APPLICATION OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE SKILLS. FEATURING: ONOMATOPOEIA, HYPERBOLE, SIMILES, METAPHORS AND PERSONIFICATION, STUDENTS ANSWER QUESTIONS AND VISIT STATIONS TO SCAN QR CODES FOR ALPHABETIC CLUES. THE SCAVENGER HUNT IS 'THEMED' AFTER KJELL B. SANDYED'S BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY ALPHABETIC IMAGES. EACH QR CODE LEADS TO A BUTTERFLY WING IMAGE OF A LETTER. THE FINAL CHALLENGE IS TO GATHER ALL OF THE LETTERS TO SOLVE A RIDDLE.
This scavenger hunt features a five reading passages that students must read and identify the main idea presented by the author. They do this by scanning a QR code and reading the passage. Student then visit a QR code envelope and scan the corresponding code to get a clue letter. Once all clue letters are gathered, they can solve a riddle.
The theme of this scavenger hunt is bridges. I intentionally made the TOPIC of each passage the same (bridges) so that students are forced to recognize the different between Main Idea and Topic.
The passages are:
- The Spin on Spans
- A Bridge Too Far
- Learn to Play Bridge
- So Many Bridges (homographs)
- The Bridge as a Symbol