Growth Mindset ESCAPE ROOM Activity: No Prep! Back to School

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The Growth Mindset Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, George Lucas, and Walt Disney. Perfect Back to School activity or First Day of School activity!

This is the perfect activity to instill a positive growth mindset in your students. The Growth Mindset Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit code based on the decoders/clues.

What’s Included?

✏️ 4 Reading Passages

✏️ 4 Puzzle Phrases to Decode

✏️ 4 Decoders

✏️ 4 Differentiated Decoders

✏️ 10 Multiple Choice Questions

✏️ Teacher Instructions

✏️ Answer Key

✏️ Hint Guides - How To Decode

✏️ Completion Signs

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Skills Used:

✔️ Reading Comprehension

✔️ Critical Thinking

✔️ Peer Collaboration

✔️ Problem Solving

To prevent students from simply decoding the puzzles, ALL questions need to be answered correctly in order to solve the final code. This ensures understanding!

Benefits of Use:

✏️ No Prep

✏️ Print and Go

✏️ Cross-Curricular

✏️ Highly Engaging

✏️ No Locks Needed

✏️ No silly envelopes to stuff

✏️ No fancy shapes to cut out

Give students a chance to decode puzzles, move around the room, and read passages, all while actively learning! Students will work in pairs (or individually) and race against the clock. A friendly competition always increases engagement. No prior knowledge is needed. Each code will reveal interesting facts about the topic.

Puzzle Types:

✔️ Cryptogram

✔️ Morse Code

✔️ PigPen Cipher

✔️ Polybius Square

Options for Use:

✏️ Anticipatory Sets

✏️ Unit Review

✏️ Early Finishers

✏️ Gallery Walk

✏️ Stations

✏️ Sub Plans

✏️ Rewards

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By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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