Common Grammar and Writing Mistakes Digital Escape Room

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Real Cool English
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In this fun, all-digital escape room adventure activity, individuals or teams work through puzzles to discover the location of stolen jewels. Challenges include working with common mistakes in writing, such as frequently confused words and common grammar errors. There are also other challenges to encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and following directions! (See information below about tech requirements)

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The challenges involve 5 types of common grammar and writing errors:

  • commonly confused / misused words
  • apostrophe use
  • verb tense problems
  • sentence fragments
  • run-on sentences

In addition to answering questions about grammar and word use, they will also need to study a cryptic note, an airline ticket, and a menu; put together a jigsaw puzzle; unscramble letters; and more! Some of the puzzles are a bit challenging, so they will need to use their investigative skills to crack the case!

This is intended to be in the spirit of real escape rooms, so they will have to do some out-of-the-box thinking. An incorrect attempt at opening a lock will give them a hint that should get them on the right track. However, there are a couple of challenges where some students may benefit from an additional hint from you. Because of this, you will want to go through it yourself first to be prepared to give them hints if they get stuck. But you will love that these challenges definitely get them thinking!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.


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