Digital Escape Room Reading Mystery Game - Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, & Adverbs

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Mrs J's Resource Creations
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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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  1. This duo bundle includes the Worksheets Format Version and the Interactive Digital Game Version of the Knight's Tail Reading Mystery Activity! This reading escape room game will have your students reading and identifying nouns, verbs, and adjectives ( a few adverbs in the digital game version). Owni
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This Digital Reading Mystery Game is a fun way to incorporate reading and learning about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Mystery meets escape room with this style of game as your students will need to discover passwords at the end of each clue to unlock the next game link.

A video hook is provided to set the stage to engage! Check out the video hook in the preview section.

A bonus ENDING VIDEO clip is included to celebrate finishing the mystery.

A Knight's Tail in the Digital Game format is a bit different from the paper worksheet version of this mystery story. Here are the differences and similarities list:

What's the same?

  • The story is almost exactly the same between the worksheets version and the digital game version.
  • The culprit is the same in both versions
  • The video hook and the ending video clip are the same in both versions
  • There are five clues to complete to solve the mystery

What's different?

  • The clue messages revealed are different
  • This digital game requires answering questions in a multiple-choice style format
  • The digital game provides a colorful and interactive way to solve this mystery story without requiring any paper

If you prefer the worksheets style edition of this mystery <please click here>.


- Reading

- Identifying Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, and Adverbs

- Deductive Reasoning

Sharing Options for the Game Links:

- Hyperlinks within a PDF file

- Copy and paste direct URL links

- Links provided via Google Slides

- QR Codes (Ideal if using tablets with a camera device)

- Links also provided via Easel by TPT

Implementation suggestions

There are many ways to use this resource, some include:

  • Complete as a whole class on your Interactive Whiteboard. Students take turns to read the passages, then answer questions
  • Assign your students to complete independently or in pairs on a device. This could be something they do as an early finisher task, during your literacy block, or for homework.
  • Optional: Add a timer per clue or solve the whole mystery to make it like a digital escape room! Another option is to team up in small groups and make it a competition to see who can solve it first!

What you will need:

  • A steady Internet connection
  • Computer access – this can be used on any device with an internet connection and browser e.g. PCs, Macs, IWB, and tablet devices.
  • Optional: print the tracking and recording page provided in this download. However, this is easily substituted with a workbook or plain piece of paper if you prefer to skip printing or photocopying this page.

How long will this activity take?

This varies depending on the age and reading level of your students. If you would like to keep your class at the same point, I recommend pacing the clues one by one.

Add extra motivation with this Detective Rank Chart Download the Mystery Record & Rank Chart FREEBIE HERE.

<CLICK HERE>to trial a sample of a math game to see if these types of games work on the device you plan to use to complete.


  • To PAUSE the game it will need to be kept open in the browser. Closing the game will require starting again from the top the clue it was closed on.
  • I have tested this game many times, but a glitch or two may have been missed. Please let me know if you come across any problems and I will fix. Also please contact me with any other technical difficulties. My email is

Encountered technical errors? Try the following first:

- Clear your cache and browsing history

- Ensure Cookies are enabled

- Is your Internet connection steady?

- Try a different Internet browser such as Google Chrome

- For Chromebook users, please check your settings/filters to give permission to allow the links. See below for more advice.

Common Chromebook troubleshooting tip: You can allow or block permissions for a specific site. The site will use its settings instead of the default settings. You can also clear data for a site.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome .
  2. Go to a website.
  3. To the left of the web address, click the icon you see: Lock , Info , or Dangerous
  4. Click Site settings.
  5. Change a permission setting. Your changes will automatically save.

If none of the above work, please contact me on

As with all technology, issues may sometimes arise that are beyond my control. However, I will do my best to work with you and aim to resolve any problems should you experience any.


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LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. Please contact me for a quote at if interested in purchasing multiple licenses.

COPYRIGHT TERMS: This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students._

Thank you!

Mrs. J.

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