Comma Escape Room / Lock Box Activity
Teaching commas is tough! No matter the age or ability level, students always need to brush up on their comma usage. This lock box activity does just that! Students will have 12 comma rules
they will have to practice in order to break out of the box. They will need to solve 5 clue puzzles to succeed. They will have so much fun trying to solve clues that they will forget they are working on grammar!
In actuality, you could have students solve the clues without having any lock boxes
. Each clue has a picture of the lock they are trying to open along with the clues. Then, a sheet is included for students to write the code to each lock. Of course, the physical locks are more fun, but I definitely understand school funds are limited. This also works if you have only one lock box for the class to share or several lock box sets for groups.)
❤This activity also comes with access to a Google Form so that students can put their answers into the form and get immediate feedback if they are correct or incorrect as long as they have a tech device to use. This way, you don't even have to set physical locks! The form is self-checking! YAY! (A link and a QR code is included so that you can choose what is easiest for your students to access.)
Materials needed if you are using physical locks (pictures of materials are included in the lesson):
3 digit lock
4 digit lock
5 letter alphabet lock
Box with a lockable clasp
This lesson has step-by-step instructions, hint cards, and well-designed clues
to engage your students and get them to think critically.
This lesson could last anywhere from 40 minutes to 60 minutes depending on how you decide to execute the plans and the level of your students' comma abilities.
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