How to Be a Good Library Citizen – Digital Breakout for Primary Students


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Teach your primary students how to be good library citizens with this fun and interactive digital breakout. Students will review basic library rules as well as book care rules. This is a great activity to use at the beginning of school or as a review midway through the year. I recommend this activity for first and second grade students. Since this breakout is for younger students, you may need to read the scenario and/or some of the questions out loud to them. I tried to my best to make everything simple while still covering the rules that I wanted students to learn. It should be played in teams or small groups.

Students DO NOT need a Google account to complete this breakout. However, you can share the Google Site directly in Google Classroom or Google Drive.

This breakout is completed with Google Sites. I used a G Suite account to create the breakout instead of a personal Google account. This means that most schools will either not block the site or can unblock it so students can access it. However, I can not guarantee that Google sites will not be blocked on your school computers. Please make sure that Google Sites is not blocked on your school computers.

By using Google Sites there is very little preparation that needs to be done to use this with your students. Just provide students with scratch paper and a pencil so they can write down the lock codes as they work.

What you need to use this breakout:

Chromebooks, computers, laptops or some type of mobile device. You will need one device for each team. I recommend teams of 2-3 students if possible. The devices must be connected to the internet. Scratch paper for students to write down the lock codes while they are working.

What is included:

The breakout is accessed through a Google Site. Students will go to the URL for the site to complete the breakout. On the Google Site is the scenario, student directions, links to each of the 3 challenges and a Google form for the students to enter the lock codes. The challenges are a matching game (match the picture to the library rule), a 5-question quiz and a book care memory game (match the book care rule to the picture). Students will need to have access to the website to do the last challenge. There is also an optional jigsaw puzzle for students to complete. Students will need to have access to the website to do the puzzle.

The content is identical to my Back to School Library Orientation – PRINT Breakout Gr. 2/3

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK YOUR DISTRICT’S FILTER. ALL firewall issues that occur are on your end in your school/district restrictions. I cannot troubleshoot. Please contact me if you have any questions.

A G Suite account was used to create the breakout, not a personal Google account.

F.A.Q. about digital breakouts:

Q: Do my students need a Google account to use this breakout?

A: No, students do not need a Google account for this particular breakout.

Q: How do I know if Google Sites is blocked at my school?

A: Download my free Google Breakout. You can see if Google Sites will work and introduce digital breakouts to your students so they can get used to the format.

Important Note: This is not an editable resource.

Advantages of using digital resources

⇒Paperless. No need to print and laminate the task cards

⇒Engages students

⇒Helps build 21st-century learners

⇒Can use with Chromebooks, laptops, computers, tablets, iPads or other mobile devices

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