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QR Challenge: Literacy Day 2014

Created using the ClassTools QR Treasure Hunt Generator

Teacher Notes

A. Prior to the lesson:

1. Arrange students into groups. Each group needs at least ONE person who has a mobile device.

2. If their phone camera doesn't automatically detect and decode QR codes, ask students to

3. Print out the QR codes.

4. Cut them out and place them around your class / school.

B. The lesson:

1. Give each group a clipboard and a piece of paper so they can write down the decoded questions and their answers to them.

2. Explain to the students that the codes are hidden around the school. Each team will get ONE point for each question they correctly decode and copy down onto their sheet, and a further TWO points if they can then provide the correct answer and write this down underneath the question.

3. Away they go! The winner is the first team to return with the most correct answers in the time available. This could be within a lesson, or during a lunchbreak, or even over several days!


4. A detailed case study in how to set up a successful QR Scavenger Hunt using this tool can be found here.

Questions / Answers (teacher reference)



1. "WHere the Wild Things Are" Max is sent to bed without his dinner and imagines an adventure to the land of the Wild Things. There he discovers a crowd of fanciful beasts. Will he stay or become too homesick and return home?K-3
2. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" It is amazing how hungry one caterpillar can be! Read how this little guy eats his way through a bundle of tasty treats and learn your colors along the way.K-2
3. "Goodnight Moon" What a great book to help you drift off to sleep. If you're having trouble settling down or simply don't want to go to sleep, maybe you should do what this little bunny does.K-2
4. "Blueberries for Sal" As Sal and her mom set out to pick blueberries, so do a mother bear and her cub. But silly things happen when the two decide to swap moms.K-2
5. "Stellaluna" Imagine being a bat! Now, imagine being a bat that is being raised by birds! This beautifully illustrated book is informative and entertaining as it teaches about the importance of being unique and independent.K-3
6. "The Polar Express" This award winning book is all about the spirit of Christmas. A young boy is lying awake on Christmas Eve night when something amazing happens! You have to read to find out what.Gr 3-5
7. "The Giving Tree" This tree gives its all for love. It is a wonderful tale about life transforming the boy that played on her branches to an old man that sits on her stump.Gr 3-5
8. "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" Be careful what you wish for! That's the message in this story. It is all about stones and donkeys and a whole lot of misadventure in between.Gr 3-5
9. "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick" You can help decide how this story goes. There are a series of drawings with captions that allow you to come up with stories and ideas of your own.Gr 3-5
10. "Owl Moon" As a girl and her father hike through the moonlit night, the creatures they encounter becoming thrilling companions for their owl hunt.Gr 3-5
11. "The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963" The Weird Watsons live in Flint, Michigan where the kids all go to Clark Elementary. In this sometimes hilarious and sometimes sad story, you learn all about this wacky family.Gr 5-6
12. "Maniac Magee" The main character of this book, Jeffrey, is more commonly known as Maniac because of all the crazy things he does. Although it is a fast paced and funny read, it also leads the reader to look at the very serious issue of discrimination.Gr 5-6
13. "Rangers Apprentice" These are great books of adventure which are sure to please the most reluctant readers. Boys tend to especially enjoy Will's fantastical journey in this series.Gr 5-6
14. "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" What a great series to hook reluctant readers! This series has been extremely popular and was even made into a movie. It tells the story of a young demigod who goes on a quest to save Olympus and the world. A must read!Gr 5-6
15. "The Heroes of Olympus" If you have already read the Percy Jackson series or maybe just seen the movie, then you will love the follow up series by Rick Riordan. It chronicles the adventures of seven demigods in their race against time to prevent the awakening of the earth goddess.Gr 5-6


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