Use this escape room to review direct and indirect characterization with your students, as well as provide models of each type of characterization for writing. The room can be used with or without technology and requires only printing and cutting a few task cards as set-up.
Your download includes the following (the Google forms can be edited, the .pdf task cards and answer sheets cannot):
➢ 8 task cards that ask students to choose whether an excerpt is direct or indirect characterization (3 sentences per card for 24 sentences)
➢ 4 task cards that ask students to choose which technique — speech, thoughts, effect on others, actions, or appearance — an excerpt uses to indirectly characterize (3 sentences per card for 12 sentences)
➢ 4 task cards that ask students to choose which trait is being indirectly characterized (3 sentences per card for 12 sentences)
➢ student instruction sheets (4 separate sheets with 4 separate Google Forms; the task card answers are the same, but the unscramble phrases are different for different class periods)
➢ teacher instruction page, including instructions for Google and teacher-led faciliation
➢ lnk to teacher instruction video
➢ practice task card to help students format their answers
➢ answer key for teacher-led facilitation
In the escape room, students will provide numeric answers and be awarded letters toward a secret phrase that they will ultimately unscramble to win the game. In the Google-led game, students will enter their codes into a Google Form, will automatically be told whether their answers are correct, and will automatically be awarded a letter toward the secret phrase. In the teacher-led version (a longer game), teachers will check answers for students and award letters to them.
The Google-led game will take approximately 30-45 minutes depending upon students' familiarity with characterization.
All excerpts are original works of Let's Get Literature.
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