Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM

Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM
Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM
Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM
Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM
Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM
Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM
Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM
Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM
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Get ready to have the most fun you'll have teaching with a lesson that your students will be talking about for years to come with the Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM!

There is no wonder why escape rooms are so popular; they are highly engaging and encourage people to work together and think creatively in order to solve different puzzles... all while trying to beat the clock! This meticulously-crafted resource features all of the materials you need to conduct a full-length Escape Room on the Father of Horror himself. Planning an escape room may seem like quite the daunting task, but this product provides everything from the basics and set-up instructions to signs and answer keys so that yours runs smoothly from start to finish. The activity involves movement, energy, creative thinking and most of all, collaboration. Your students will be having so much fun that they won’t even realize the higher order thinking skills they are applying in the playing of this game!

How does it work?

The ghost of Edgar Allan Poe has risen from the grave to have his revenge on your students who he feels, spend too much time on their smartphones, and not enough time studying him. He has trapped them in the room until they can show that they do in fact "know Poe!"

  • In the first task, students must complete a crossword puzzle with questions about Poe. Once complete, they must unscramble circled boxes to reveal the first code.
  • In the second task, students must find all 21 theories of how Poe died in a word search. Remaining letters will form the second code.
  • In the third task, students must match fictional newspaper headlines with the short story by Poe that they represent. This task is in the form of a mat puzzle and the code is revealed when students have matched all plays correctly.
  • In the fourth task, students must perform a close reading of one of Poe's most famous poems, Annabel Lee. The letters of the multiple choice questions about the poem will form the fourth code.
  • In the fifth task, students must assemble a jig saw puzzle with a quote from one of Poe's stories.

The final task brings the first 5 tasks together. Students will learn that each of the codes represent an aspect of one of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. Students must figure out what story it is, then draw a picture of the title to escape!

Product Includes:

- Escape Room Basics

- Detailed Day-Of Instructions

- Escape Room Print Checklist

- Student Teams Chart

- Welcome Sign for Your Door

- Materials for 6 Tasks: task signs to be folded upright, task instructions (2 per page for easy printing), and necessary information to be kept at stations

- Student Answer Booklet

- Teacher Answer Keys

- Escape Room Reflection for homework or in-class writing activity

This escape room is ideal for an introduction, refresher, or review of Edgar Allan Poe. If using as an introduction, you may choose to have internet access handy as not all information that students need to complete the escape room will be common knowledge.


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