Get ready to dive into an exciting escape-room style adventure with this break-out game designed to welcome your students back from the break as the new year begins! From the most reluctant learner to the most advanced, all of your students will be 100% engaged in solving the clues in this interactive lock box game! Plus, you'll be on the cutting edge with this educational teaching trend that will be exciting and purposeful in classrooms for years to come!
As students work through the clues in this escape game with a flexible three-ways-to-play format, they will be inspired and challenged to #makethisyearcount!
-Students will review logic, grammar & figurative language.
Your students will love the exciting, modern game-like format. You will love that your students are actually enjoying reviewing the elements of fiction. Your admin will love to see that you're engaging all learners with higher order critical thinking and problem solving. Are you ready to UNLOCK THE FUN?!?!
Perfect for any subject and/or purpose: English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Journalism, Yearbook, Technology, Youth Groups, Clubs, Team Building, Ice Breakers... the possibilities and uses are endless!
-3 Ways to play (The game can be conducted with a prepackaged box that you've bought or made, with the digital Google form provided, or with teacher-led answer checking. The codes are especially designed to be compatible with any method. There's nothing else for you to do. Just choose the method that works best for you and play! I've provided it all!)
-Video tutorial for teacher prep
-One stop, press print-and-go clue set for students (The clues are interactive, challenging, and fun. Distractions are included to enhance the difficulty level! One clue has a paired informational text. Choices for an optional ending!)
-"Time" for a Hint, Hint Cards
-Intro slides to set up scenario for students
-Lesson plan, editable
-Follow up questions for debrief, edtiable
-Follow up explanatory prompt, editable
*Requirements for the game no matter which way you play: Smart devices with QR scanners and Internet access. Access to youtube.com.
*Optional no matter which way you play: UV pen with UV flashlight. (Can be purchased online for around $10.)
*Physical Lock Box: 5-digit letter lock, 4-digit number lock, 3-digit number lock, 5-digit directional lock, key lock, hasp, box
*Some assembly and set up required for some clues.
*Suggested time may vary based on class.
Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "I used this as my first escape room ever, and it went so well! Thank you for the thorough instructions, they were a lifeline!"
♥ "Did this with my AVID kids and they LOVED it! Were completely engrossed in the activity! Such a wonderful educational team building activity?!"
♥ "I used this as a welcome back activity and my middle schoolers had a great time!"
♥ "This went over really well in the classroom as a review of the previous semester's concepts, and a lead in to our resolutions essays. Kids loved it!"
♥ "We did the first week back from winter break and it was a lot of fun. It wasn't a quick game by any means. The riddles were challenging and hiding clues around the room gave it another layer. I highly recommend!"
Related New Year Resources:
New Year Grammar Worksheets
New Year and Winter Coloring Sheets
New Year English Activities Bundle for Teens
Plus, check out my other lock box, escape-style games, too!
MLA Escape Box
Ethos, Pathos, Logos Escape Box
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Escape Box
Fahrenheit 451 Escape Box
Gatsby Escape Box
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