Author:
MARQUIS GRANT
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Grade:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags:
  • Assessment
  • Breakout
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Project-based Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • breakout
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Breakout!

    Overview

    This activity is designed as a project-based learning activity. It allows students to collaborate, requires them to comprehend what they have read and engages them in critical thinking. This activity can be adjusted to fit the needs and grade levels of your students.

    Key Lock

    • Print out a picture of a character, setting or theme related to the story. . 

    • Write on the back, “Return to teacher.”

    • Cut it into approximately 10-12 squares.

    • Places all pieces in a Ziploc baggie. 

    • Once students successfully assemble the picture puzzle, they will receive the key to the lock.

    • Your teacher will print out a picture of a character, setting or theme related to the story. . Written on the back will be: “Return to teacher.”

    • The picture will be cut it into approximately 10-12 squares.

    • All pieces will be placed all in a Ziploc baggie. 

    • Once you successfully assemble the picture puzzle, you will receive the key to the lock.

    Letter Lock

    Assign one letter from each name. The combination can be whichever letters you want to answer.

    • Stella’s pet fish P a n c h o

    • Name of the teacher M o r a l e s

    • Place where Stella was born M e x i c o

    • Day of the week Mom cooks F r i d a y

    • Jenny’s new friend A n n a

     

    The combination for this activity letter lock would be p-o-x-d-a

    ​​​​​Assign one letter from each name. The combination can be whichever letters you want to answer.

    • Stella’s pet fish P a n c h o

    • Name of the teacher M o r a l e s

    • Place where Stella was born M e x i c o

    • Day of the week Mom cooks F r i d a y

    • Jenny’s new friend A n n a

     

     

    3-Digit Letter Lock

    Put the text into one of the following three categories:

    • 1. Celebrating one’s culture (5)

    • 2. Feeling Isolated (3)

    • 3. Bonding (4)

    *Text will be provided by the teacher. Please see resource for specific content.

    Put the text into one of the following three categories:

    • 1. Celebrating one’s culture 

    • 2. Feeling Isolated 

    • 3. Bonding 

    *Text will be provided by the teacher.

    4-Digit Lock

    • Introduction to Stanley. (Chapter 4)

    • Stanley wins the spelling bee. (Chapter 6)

    • Stella dances with her mom. (Chapter 2)

    • Celebration for Don. (Chapter 5)

    You will align the event with the corresponding chapter.

    • Introduction to Stanley. 

    • Stanley wins the spelling bee.

    • Stella dances with her mom. 

    • Celebration for Don. 

    Directional Lock

    • Put settings from the book up around the room with arrows on them pointing either up, down, left or write. 

    • The combination is whichever arrows you have put on the settings in this order: Library, Diaz Apartment, Playground, Speech Class, The Fantastic Time Machine

    • Settings from the book will be put up around the room with arrows on them pointing either up, down, left or write. 

    • The combination is which ever arrows your teacher has put on the settings.