Main Idea Magic Reading Escape Room & Webscape™ - 2nd & 3rd Grade

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Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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This was a fun and engaging way to get in some test prep before our state testing. Thank you for the fun resource!
My students when crazy over this resources. They enjoyed it as whole group and then in small groups! It challenged them but also gave them the confidence to keep trying!
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⚡ Put your main idea magic skills to the test! This no-prep 2nd & 3rd grade reading comprehension escape room is perfect for practicing main idea skills in a meaningful and engaging way.

✨Your students will embark on a journey through wizard school, where they will face four unique challenges that will put their main idea skills to the test. Each challenge requires students to read texts and answer multiple-choice questions that have been carefully crafted to help them identify the main idea and supporting details in a text.

⚡But that's not all! To unlock the secret code and complete each challenge, students must use Merlin's Secret Decoder, a powerful tool that will guide them on their quest. And with each challenge they conquer, students will earn items that will help them defeat the evil sorcerer Alwina and graduate from wizard school with flying colors.

Join us on this enchanting journey and watch as your students become Main Idea Wizards!

This main idea focused escape room comes in three low prep and no prep digital and print formats.

  • Webscape Format - This web-based format provides the most interactive and immersive experience possible. It is self-directed, self-correcting, and contains audio. You can check out my video overview here. You won't believe how engaging this format is until you try it!

  • Google Format - Students complete the exercises in Google Slides. They enter their answers into Merlin's Secret Decoder (Google Sheet) self-corrects and tell each student when they can continue to the next challenge.

  • Printable Format - Students can use any device to scan QR codes to watch the videos. If no device is available, students can skip the videos and still enjoy the exercise. Students use a printable Merlin's Secret Decoder and answer sheet to decipher the clues and track their answers.

⭐ Integrated videos, magical items, and a wizarding storyline come together to engage students while developing and enforcing main idea skills.

The Webscape and Google Slides versions are self-grading; however, these versions are created to require critical thinking. Students are NOT told which answers are incorrect to prevent guessing and encourage students to think critically about the clues and their responses.

*Please note: The Google Slides format includes embedded videos that are hosted via YouTube. The printable version includes QR codes for these videos. If you plan on using Google or printable formats, please ensure you and your students have access to YouTube. The Webscape version does not require YouTube.

Key Features:

✏️ Digital & Printable Versions - Webscape, Google, and print versions make this resource perfect for any classroom. The digital version can be used dynamically in the classroom as a presentation while students complete each main idea focused question in groups or individually.

✏️ Immersive Experience: Wizarding school backstory, dynamic challenges, and engaging videos provide positive reinforcement and keep students engaged and focused.

✏️Skill Focused: Each short passage and question set was written to focus specifically on main idea. Students learn and practice both main idea and supporting details skills.

✏️Scaffolded Challenges: Challenges increase in difficulty as students progress through the escape room.

✏️No Prep/ Low Prep: Digital versions require NO PREP. The printable version is low prep. Just print the pages, place them in folders, and go! The printable version has the option to incorporate technology and videos through QR codes.

What's Included:

Merlin's Magical Wizarding School Escape Room

  • Invitation letter to Merlin's Magical Wizarding School
  • Library to Store Special Items
  • Challenge #1: Find the stated main idea to find the Spell Book.
  • Challenge #2: Find the supporting details to discover the Magic Wand.
  • Challenge #3: Find the implicit main idea to mix the Magic Potion.
  • Challenge #4: Multi-paragraph main idea and details challenge to defeat the sorcerer Alwina.
  • Certificate of Graduation
  • Ooops Cards
  • Merlin's Main Idea Magic Recording Brochure
  • Answer Key

Digital Version Links

  • Webscape Link for Interactive Browser Based Experience
  • Google Slides Link for Digital Escape Room
  • Google Forms Link for Merlin's Secret Decoding Tool

Please Note: This escape room is the same as the 4th and 5th grade version, but with passages on a 2nd and 3rd grade level.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.


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