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Beowulf Digital Escape Room Game: Review the Text
You must have cell phones, tablets, or laptops to play this game. Students should work together in small groups. This game requires students to access Google apps with a Google sign-in. Prior to purchase of this game, please make sure your school district does not block the following apps/websites: Google Apps (Sites, Forms, Docs); Jigsaw Planet; and Match the Memory.
A breakout box kit is not needed for this game.
Engage your students by having them play this digital escape room game after students have read Beowulf. Students will work in small groups to solve puzzles. This is a no prep activity--all you need to do is share a link to the game! You can share the link by posting it in your online classroom, by projecting it from your laptop, by writing it on the board, or by printing it out for students. Easy!
This game requires students to review commonly taught sections of the epic: “Grendel Attacks the Danes,” “The Coming of Beowulf,” “The Battle with Grendel,” and “The Battle with Grendel’s Mother.” A summary of the dragon episode is included in the game, and students who have not read this portion of the epic can play the game successfully. Students will also review characters and objects from the epic as well as literary terms.
The game includes a self-checking Google Form, so you can step back and let students pace themselves. Once students break out, they will get a congratulations message they can show to you to let you know they've finished. For differentiation purposes, I've included a teacher guide with visuals and hints to help you coach struggling students.
This game should take average high school students about 40 minutes to play--you can adjust the time if needed.
This escape room game incorporates a wide range of multimedia resources, including websites, images, Google Docs, a Google Site, a Google Form, a matching game, and an interactive encrypted puzzle.