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Escape Room Break Out Box Game, Parts of an Essay (Mini)

Julie Faulkner
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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 the part of an essay for your middle or high school students. From the most reluctant writers 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!

In this mini escape game with a flexible three-ways-to-play format, students will race against the clock to bust a myth and escape in time! Throughout the game, students will be challenged on their knowledge of writing vocabulary, thesis statements, selecting support information (citations), and ordering body paragraphs. All the while, they will be trying to figure out a way to bust the myth they've discovered!

Your students will love the exciting, modern game-like format. You will love that your students are building their teamwork skills. 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 game!

My mini escapes are a new format to allow more teachers and students to join in on the fun. This mini escape game has three puzzles to solve rather than the traditional five, so it can be completed in half the time. That makes it perfect for classrooms who are new to escape box games, perfect for classrooms with shorter periods, and perfect for teachers who want something game-like but you don't want it to take up the entire class.

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. Choices for optional difficulty level for some clues, too!)

-Intro slides to set up scenario for students

-Lesson plan, editable


-Follow up questions for debrief

-Two writing prompts to extend the learning

-Skills reviewed include writing vocabulary, thesis statements, selecting support information (citations), and ordering body paragraphs

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

*Locks required: 3-digit number lock, 5-digit letter lock, 4-digit number lock

*Some assembly and set required for some clues.

*Suggested time may vary based on class.

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

Fahrenheit 451 Escape Game

Macbeth Escape Game

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Total Pages
Video tutorial and 25 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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