This escape room / breakout box is intended to be used to help students prepare for state assessments. This multi-genre escape room will help students review drama, poetry, literary nonfiction and persuasive texts. Each of the tasks focuses on one of these genres.
This escape room contains 5 different tasks.
Task 1 – Literary Nonfiction – Students will read a short literary nonfiction text. They will then complete the mazes. The mazes contain words, which when completed correctly will ask the students a question. Students will then choose an answer from the multiple choice answers. Students then write down their answer choice.
Task 2 – Poetry – Students will read a short poem. Then students will read 12 statements – 6 of these statements are correct analysis of the poem and 6 statements are incorrect analysis of the poem. Students will then unscramble the letters of the correct statements to create a word. Students then write this word down on the answer sheet and then provide the definition of the word.
Task 3 – Persuasive – Students will read part of a speech from President Obama. They will then answer questions about the speech using 4 multiple choice task cards. The letter answers combine to create a word. Students then answer a final question.
Task 4 – Drama – Students will read the play and answer the questions at the end of the play. Students will use the words in the word bank to fill in the puzzle. They will then transfer the letters in the gray boxes to the puzzle in the lower portion of the page to complete a phrase. Students will then write the final phrase on their answer choice.
Task 5 – Final task – Students will work to decipher a rebus code. They will use the picture clues and directions to figure out the secret code. Students will then write their final answer on the answer sheet. This final task gives the students a good luck message to end activity.
This escape room does not require technology or lock boxes. You just need the ability to print and cut for this.
This escape room would be great to review for state assessments like STAAR, PARCC and FCAT.