This resource is a sequential (clues lead in to each other) escape room/breakout room that involves logic puzzles, cipher puzzles, and connection challenges all related to the works Edgar Allan Poe. It’s a great way to engage students in critical thinking and cooperative learning.
The escape room is based on a fun scenario that puts students on a mission to escape a haunted house before it crumbles to the ground (like “The Fall of the House of Usher”). There are five tasks in all related to important ELA skills: close reading, contextual vocabulary, literary terms, stimulus-based multiple choice practice, and poetic form. Your students will have a blast making connections and working together while showing what they know about reading and analyzing literature by Edgar Allan Poe.
This escape room will send students around your classroom to specific decor items (a skull, masque, and raven). If you don't have these items, don't worry! I've included printable decor that you can spread throughout your classroom to correspond to the clues.
Here is what's included:
BONUS: I've included two sets of puzzles/clues: one set that includes directions and one that doesn't. This way, you can choose the level of difficulty that best suits your students needs!
You may have seen pictures of this escape room in action from the Keeping the Wonder Workshop! Search the hashtag #keepingthewonderworkshop on Instagram for more pictures from the event!
Check out the preview!