End of Year ELA Escape Room

End of Year ELA Escape Room
End of Year ELA Escape Room
End of Year ELA Escape Room
End of Year ELA Escape Room
End of Year ELA Escape Room
End of Year ELA Escape Room
End of Year ELA Escape Room
End of Year ELA Escape Room
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If you are looking for the perfect way to end the school year and send your students off to summer vacation on a high note, look no further than this End of Year Escape Room for ELA!

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 ELA Escape Room. 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. Plus, all tasks are skills-based and aligned to the Common Core so that with the escape room, learning is not sacrificed. 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?

In order to graduate from your ELA class and make it to summer vacation, your students must escape your classroom by solving 5 different Language Arts skills-based puzzles, discovering a hidden message, and finding clues along the way.

  • In the first task, students must complete a crossword puzzle with questions about literary devices. Once complete, they must unscramble circled boxes to reveal the first code.
  • In the second task, students must fill in an MLA Works Cited Page with fictional, contemporary sources (like Bruno Mars' "MLA? That's What I like!"). Once completed correctly, letters within the sources will reveal the second code.
  • In the third task, students must identify the figurative language device used in pop songs by current artists like The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran. Shaded letters in the correct answers form the third code.
  • In the fourth task, students must perform a close reading of Langston Hughes' "A Dream Deferred." This is perfect for the end of the school year as students reflect upon their dreams for the future. The letters of the multiple choice questions about the poem will form the fourth code.
  • In the fifth and final task, students must assemble a jig saw puzzle with a famous and inspirational quote. (We can't give that away here!)

Product Includes:

- Escape Room Basics

- Detailed Day-Of Instructions

- Escape Room Print Checklist

- Student Teams Chart

- Welcome Sign for Your Door

- Materials for 5 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

- Code Word Theme Open Response for homework or in-class writing activity

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

Although this escape room is ideal for the end of the school year, it can be used at any time throughout the year without modification.


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Like this escape room? You will LOVE the Pop Culture and Second Editions!

End of Year ELA Escape Room - Pop Culture Edition

End of Year ELA Escape Room SECOND EDITION

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Back to School ELA ESCAPE ROOM - Pop Culture Edition

Check out more great resources for the end of the school year:

End of Year Mad Libs

End of Year "Book Talk" Activity

Escape to Summer Vacation ELA Escape Room

We Didn't Start the Fire Activity

And because your students will be begging to do more escape rooms...


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Escape to Spring Break ESCAPE ROOM

Edgar Allan Poe ESCAPE ROOM

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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
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