Elements of Poetry Escape Room Activity - Poetry Unit Review

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Nouvelle ELA
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My students loved this experience. It was challenging for them which I liked. They really had to rely on their groups for assistance. It was so fun to watch the active problem solving.
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Are you looking for the perfect way to end your Poetry Unit and gauge student understanding of the elements of poetry? This EDITABLE escape room is an engaging poetry review. Students identify figurative language, complete a poetic devices puzzle, do a poetry close reading, and decode a secret poem. This is your new favorite poetry review activity!

Why should you end your Poetry Unit with an Escape Room?

It’s likely that you’ve given students tons of opportunities throughout the unit to work on their individual love of poetry. Now, it’s time for collaboration and critical thinking as they review elements of poetry.

Your Elements of Poetry Escape Room Includes:

  • Figurative Language Identification Activity (metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and personification)
  • Poetic Devices Puzzle (allusion, juxtaposition, irony, symbolism, paradox, and imagery)
  • Poetry Close Reading (three difficulty options with different poems)
  • Secret Poem and writing activities
  • A full Teacher’s Guide with Set-Up and Printing information
  • Station Cards, “Oops!” Cards, and a poster for your door
  • Instructions for editing

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What other teachers are saying…

“This resource is phenomenal!  I used it as a culmination activity for my poetry unit.  It was very challenging for my 7th graders, but they loved it.  I highly recommend this resource!”


“This was a GREAT way to get students to access what they already knew about poetry as an intro to our unit!”


“I used this as an end of year poetry review. The escape room was thorough, and my students embraced the competitiveness of the escape room. I also appreciated the ability to differentiate based on level of understanding. Overall, a fantastic resource that I can't wait to use again.”



This resource is an excellent stepping-stone to helping students understand the elements of poetry in literature. These activities will help them confidently identify imagery and other poetic devices. Confidence is the first step to analysis, and this will prepare them to tackle any poem. Figurative language and poetic elements are everywhere, so this game really hones student awareness.

Are you looking for a version of this game for younger students? Try my Poetry Escape Room Review Activity (grades 4-6).

About Your Resource:

Your download is a .zip file containing a .pdf version and a .ppt version. You can edit all four tasks in the .ppt file for maximum flexibility and differentiation for your classroom. If you don't need to edit, you can use the .pdf and "print and go!" Feel free to email me at nouvelle.ela@gmail.com if you have any questions. :)

Be sure to check out my other poetry activities! Since your students looove puzzles, take a look at my Team Trivia Bellringers!

If you're ready to make (and sell!) your own fabulous escape rooms, check out this Escape Room Template Kit. Happy creating!

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Total Pages
33 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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