Hi my friends!
I have created a reading activity that includes the use of QR codes. I will be using this with my 5th graders tomorrow. I wanted a way to review "what good readers do" while checking in on the skills they have mastered and the ones I will be sure to focus on in the next few weeks. Feel free to use it! It was super easy to make. Let's walk through how I made this lesson.
QR Codes and Great Readers
I then decided to make a QR code activity that reviews/assesses these skills. I created questions that I wanted the students to answer. I then found websites that would allow them to practice those skills. For example, I chose visualization as an important reading skill. I talk about "mind movies" all the time. I knew I wanted a story that they could listen to, but not have any images to support the story. I also knew I wanted a story that was engaging and had great atmosphere. It made me think of the author, O. Penn-Coughin. This local author writes amazing spooky stories for kids. He also has amazing audio podcasts of these stories.
http://www.esponce.com/ to create my QR code. I made sure the generate tab was clicked. I then copied and pasted the URL of the spooky story and hit "generate." It then creates a QR code. I then saved it as a jpeg file. It looks like this.------------>
I now plan to take the QR codes for this activity and hang them around the room. The students will be in teams of 2-3. They will go around the room to scan the QR codes and answer the questions.
I plan to do this lesson with my class tomorrow. I will let you all know how it goes. I have to admit I am excited to watch this lesson unfold. It is much more engaging than the workbook pages that review this same information. I will post tomorrow to let you know how it all works out.