This escape room / lock box is designed to assess students understanding of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
This activity challenges students to use their knowledge of the novel, think critically, and work collaboratively to solve 5 different clues to escape.
The clues are about plot, setting, character, figurative language, and more.
This lesson has step-by-step instructions, hint cards, and well-designed clues to engage your students and get them thinking, talking, reading, and team building. It also includes suggestions for implementing the escape in an organized way so that all students participate on each clue rather than splitting up clues individually.
This lesson could last anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes depending on how you execute the plans and the ability levels of the students.
This escape is unique, challenging, creative, and fun! It is not recommended for lower levels students unless you will be assisting them throughout the process.
►In actuality, you could have students solve the clues without having any locked boxes. Each clue has a picture of the lock they are trying to open along with the clues. Then, a sheet is included for students to write the code to each lock. Of course, the physical locks are more fun, but I definitely understand school funds are limited, and locks can be aggravating to set. This also works if you have only one lock box for the class to share or several lock box sets for groups.
►This activity also comes with access to a Google Form so that students can put their answers into the form and get immediate feedback if they are correct or incorrect as long as they have a tech device to use. This way, you don't even have to set physical locks! The form is self-checking! YAY! (A link and a QR code is included so that you can choose what is easiest for your students to access.) See a picture of the Google Form in the thumbnails.
Materials needed if you are using physical locks (pictures of materials are included):
3 digit lock
4 digit lock
5 letter alphabet lock
Box with a lockable clasp