Back to School Activity - Editable Escape Room Volume 2 for Any Subject Area

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Nouvelle ELA
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  1. This escape room bundle is a great way to introduce and review ELA units! You get engaging activities for Back to School/new semester, The Great Gatsby, the Harlem Renaissance, and Poetry. You also get templates to create your own games. Each game includes a complete Teacher’s Guide (set-up, printin
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Kick off the school year with this editable escape room! This back to school escape room can be used for any subject for a fun back to school activity. Simply plug in your content/subject-specific information in the PowerPoint, save as a PDF and Print!

Using this back to school escape room will bring a buzz of excitement to your classroom as the students settle in. This EDITABLE escape room includes a reading list anticipation activity, a close reading quiz, a syllabus reconstruction, secret quotes, and an optional writing activity about Growth Mindset! Your students will be eager to continue learning in your class all year! 

Included in this back to school escape room:

  • Four tasks (Reading List Anticipation, Close Reading Quiz, Syllabus Reconstruction, and Growth Mindset Quotes) with instructions, clues, and hints
  • Full instructions so that you can edit it to fit your classroom.
  • Four station cards
  • Student Answer Sheets
  • A full Teacher's Guide with set-up instructions, editing help, a printing checklist, and an Answer Key
  • A poster for your door. ;)

This editable escape room is PERFECT for teachers who want to make their own escape room but do not have a ton of time to invest in learning how. This game is 80% done for you!

This back to school activity works best as stations spread throughout the room. It's meant to be a fun alternative to the first day blues of just reading through the syllabus!

Using this back to school escape room in your classroom:

✅ Present it as a Breakout Box (groups work at their desks) 

✅ Or present it as an Escape Room (groups seek clues you’ve hidden in the classroom).

✅ It has been designed to take 30-40 minutes. 

This back to school activity includes a complete Teacher’s Guide (set-up, printing checklist, differentiation) and Answer Key. This resource has been designed to work for any subject area. (grades 6-12)

This is a follow-up to my best-selling Back to School Escape Room in case you want more options, or want to try something different this year! You do not need to have played the other one to enjoy this one. :)

❤️ Download the preview for more information!

About Your Editable Escape Room Resource:

Your download is a .ppt file, sized to print on 8.5 x 11" paper. You can edit the first three tasks to fit the needs of your classroom. The backgrounds of the activity pages and station cards have been flattened to preserve title fonts and formatting, but you can edit the text itself. This video shows how to edit your resource. Instructions for use and copyright information are included in this resource. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions. :)

Want to get answers or share success stories? Join us on Facebook to discuss Escape Rooms in ELA! If you're ready to make your own fabulous escape rooms, check out this Escape Room Template Kit. Happy creating!

Teachers love this back to school activity…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I did this with my 9th graders this year, and they absolutely loved it. It also helped me so much with learning the names and personalities of my students!” - Amanda V.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great beginning of year ELA activity. Gets kids reading, previewing upcoming texts and getting familiar with the textbook.” - Victoria B.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This took the panicked guesswork out of lesson-planning the first few days of school! Thank you!” - TeachingOnCaffeine 

Need a digital resource? Check out my Digital Back to School Escape Room (Template & Tutorial)

You may also like my 9th Grade Escape Room Bundle and my Collaborative Bellringers!

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Total Pages
32 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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