This creative Escape Room challenge is well organized and has a fun sci-fi twist! Your students are visiting relatives on the planet Nonsensica, but their only map home to Earth has been torn to shreds. They'll have to stay forever...unless they can work in groups to solve a series of FUN context clue and inference challenges!
The reference pages include notes on the four methods of defining unfamiliar words: roots and affixes, parts of speech, surrounding text, and visuals. If they put this in their binder, students can use these pages as a source of reference all year long!
The entire activity requires critical thinking skills, problem-solving, reading comprehension, context clue and inference skills. Kids will complete a series of challenges. Each one brings them closer to the pieces of the lost map.
This awesome resource is a collaboration between Pamela Kranz
and Darlene Anne. It includes at-a-glance instructions for easy set up. A color printer and a few envelopes or folders are all you need. Unlike other breakout activities, you don't have to go out and buy expensive locks and boxes, because we've included everything you need to print and go!
The escape starts with an optional short video introduction (eerily similar to the opening to a famous movie that rhymes with Tar Tours... ;)
Completing the entire escape can take anywhere from 40-50 minutes, depending on how quickly the class is able to complete the activities. To wrap it all up, there is a reward for all of the kids to take home as a memento. An exit slip is also included, so kids will have an opportunity to reflect and give feedback.
Have fun and be sure to come back for more escape room challenges!
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