Use Your Allusion II - QR Code Scavenger Hunt & Allusion
As a supplemental lesson to teach allusion with my middle school students, I created a scavenger hunt using Qr codes.
Using Qr codes and Qr scanners, students receive clues that will lead to them to specific areas of campus; i.e. the cafeteria, nurses’ office, vending machine, etc. Students take of photo of the “answer/object/person” and then come back to class for their next clue.
- critical thinking
- word choice
- critical reading & scanning
- identifying punctuation of titles
- identifying quotations
Fundamental Tech Skills
-advanced internet searches
- iPad camera and Qr scanner
- command F
- In pairs, manned with 1 iPad/iPhone and 1 computer
*I suggest they use the iPad for clue and scanning and the laptop for the research and identifying the allusion.
I started off by flipping the lesson a bit and created the following video to remind them of allusion. Students were to view the video at home prior to coming to class. (I let them know that it was necessary to click on the active links in the YouTube video).
I have a small entrance to the classroom that is a bit shut enclosed. We call this the “office”. When they have what they think is a good idea, they “step into the office” and tell me where they think they are going to go and what about the clue got them to this answer- basically justify.
They LOVE this lesson- truly.
*Also, important to note, I work in a relatively small, laidback international school environment. We don’t have to worry about them being on campus by themselves, etc.
Feel free to use the clues- Not all will work for you (unless you actually have some ceramic hedgehogs on campus).
EXTENSION- have students write the clues for the next round!