Escape Room Break Out Box Game, Fahrenheit 451

Julie Faulkner
Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Formats Included
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  • Internet Activities
Video tutorial and 25 pages
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Get ready to dive into an exciting escape-room style adventure with this break-out game designed to review narrative elements in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 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 fun, 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!

Student Experience: In this escape game with a flexible three-ways-to-play format, students must work to solve the clues in order to help Montag save the world before it all goes up in flames! Your students will solve clues based on skills including characterization, symbolism figurative language, quotes, and more!

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.)

-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 even has a paired informational text! Choices for an optional ending!)

-Intro slides and door poster to set up scenario for students

-Lesson plan, editable


-Follow up questions and prompt for debrief, editable

*Requirements for the game no matter which way you play: Smart devices with QR scanners and Internet access. Access to

*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:

♥ "We just had the BEST time reviewing the literary concepts we practiced during our reading of F451 with this game! Thanks for a fun, high quality product! :)"

♥ "Overall, even though it took a bit of work on my part to get this project going, it was TOTALLY WORTH IT! The kids had a blast."

♥ "My students took a really long time to complete this... I'm hoping it is because it is the first time "thinking outside of the box." But in the end we really enjoyed the experience."

♥ "Holy cow! This was by far the most fun I've had in a class period...ever! My students loved the activities and thought they were a helpful way to review their summer reading novel. We used the Google Form version of the game, and I appreciate that I could easily edit the final answer to the form so it matched where the key was hidden in my classroom. This is well worth the prep time of 25-30 minutes to make 4 sets of the clues. Well done!"

♥ "My students thought this was great. They want me to do more."

^^Using a physical lock box might make you a little apprehensive. No worries. Take a quick glance at my free video tutorial. Click Here.

Related Fahrenheit 451 and Elements of Fiction Resources:

Fahrenheit 451 Complete Teaching Pack

Fahrenheit 451 Close Reading Exercises

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

The Great Gatsby Escape Box

New Year's Escape Game

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Terms of Use: Please one classroom use only. Not to be shared online without proper security. Additional licenses sold at a discount at checkout. Pictures and images credited in file. Updated 2021

Total Pages
Video tutorial and 25 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


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