Get ready to dive into an exciting escape-room style adventure with this break-out game designed to review narrative elements in Fitzgerald's novel with secondary students! 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 for reviewing fiction. 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!
In this escape game with a flexible three-ways-to-play format, students must work to solve the clues in order to buy Gatsby more time before his dreams are broken forever. 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. My students were bubbling with excitement and energy the entire period!
Are you ready to UNLOCK THE FUN?!?!
-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. 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!)
-Green "Light Bulb Moment" Hint Cards
-Intro slides to set up scenario for students
-Lesson plan with editable link provided
-Follow up questions for debrief
-Follow up argumentative prompt
-Skills reviewed include plot, characterization, key quotes, info text reading, irony & symbolism
*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.)
Related Gatsby and Elements of Fiction Resources:
Gatsby Movie Viewing Guide
Elements of Literature Terms Review Game
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
New Year's Escape Game
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