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"I am a big fan of WT content and jumped on this packet as soon as it launched. There is a ton of material, well laid out and organized. It covers all the topics we need to review in Math and Reading this year. Directions were very clear. My students go nuts over these Escape Rooms!" -Catherine W.
Test prep….ugh! If just the thought of another practice book or worksheet makes you and your students feel like you’re in a mid-season slump, you’re in luck. This Test Prep Escape Room bundle will make you feel like an All-Star teacher. Your students will have so much fun reviewing their math and reading skills they won’t even realize all the practice hours they are putting in. Practice hours that will have them swinging for the fences on testing day!
Our Baseball Escape Room 3rd Grade Test Prep for Reading and Math Bundle provides an exciting review of essential third-grade skills—6 reading skills and 9 math skills. While your students work their way through passages and problems, they’ll be answering standards-based questions, solving puzzles, and unlocking clues to help the Bisons bring home a win.
These resources are a deal at $7 each, and the bundle price of just $11 is a game-changing steal. We know that once your kids start rooting for the Bisons they’re going to want to see how the game ends. So, do yourself a favor, and pick up both resources today. You’ll get a reading and math review, 15 skills in all, for the low price of $11!
These escape rooms are as engaging as they are educational. And they are easy to use. Whether you’re teaching in-person, online, or a combination of both, this fully digital and printable resource provides everything you need for a break-out review session. These no-prep resources have everything you need to turn the review into a day at the park.
Each escape room includes a fun baseball story to engage your students who find themselves at Bison's stadium for the championship game. But, the Bisons are definitely not batting 1000. A series of problems pop up, threatening the team’s chances of bringing home the trophy. And you students have to step in to help.
Both activities include a series of task cards that review an essential reading or math skill. When the students get the question correct, they receive a clue that will help them unlock the final puzzle. And hopefully, help the Bisons win the game.
- Downloadable Google Slides for use with Google Classroom. The Reading resource includes movable and fillable parts and helpful hints to enable students to complete the activities on their own
- A PowerPoint version for use with other LMS
- A Printable PDF version of the escape room
- Detailed teacher directions including how to use this escape room in the classroom, a video explanation, and an answer key
- A Google Form for students to submit their responses and self-check their work.
- Audio on each teaching slide
Audio included on each teaching slide*
- The digital version includes an audio button that will read the slides to students. This added feature is awesome for struggling readers or students with individualized education plans/testing accommodation that permits the test to be read to them.
- If you want to better simulate the test-taking experience, which usually requires students to read the test to themselves, you can turn this option off by deleting the audio button.
* You may want to check with your school’s IT department beforehand to ensure that students are permitted to have access to linked audio from drive files outside of your school domain. This will determine if the audio will work for your students in Google classroom
What READING skills are reviewed?
- Context clues
- Character Traits
- Point of View
- Cause and Effect
- Ask and Answer
- Central Message
Click to learn more about the Baseball Escape Room 3rd Grade Reading Test Prep activity.
What MATH skills are reviewed?
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Time and elapsed time
- Place value
- Area and perimeter
Click to learn more about the Baseball Escape Room 3rd Grade Math Test Prep activity.
How can I use this resource?
It’s easy to use this escape room in the classroom. Students can work individually, as partners, or in groups.
- Whole Group: Print off all the task cards, laminate them (or put them in sheet protectors), and place them in an envelope. Then label the envelope with the correct task number. Provide students with a dry erase marker to write on the task cards and solve the puzzles.
- Partners and Small Groups: Make multiple copies and envelopes using the same instructions above.
- Guided Instructions: Make an extra copy for the teacher-led group and work directly with a small group of students to help guide them through the activity.
- 1:1 Devices: Use the digital version and let students complete the assignment individually or with a partner.
Distance Learning? No problem! Just use the Google Slides or download the PowerPoint version to use with your LMS.
- Whole Group: Use your shared screen to work through the escape room activities as a whole class.
- Partners and Small Groups: Use breakout rooms to have students complete the activity in small groups.
- Individual Assignment: This fully digital activity makes it easy for kids to complete the escape room on their own. Students submit their answers through Google Forms and get immediate feedback to self-check their work.
Do I need Google Classroom to use this resource?
No. While this resource is designed to work on Google Slides, you can easily share this escape room on several different platforms making this a zero-prep virtual resource!
- Assign the PowerPoint slides through other learning platforms such as Canvas, Schoology, and Teams, and students can complete the activities independently.
- Assign the Google slides through Google Classroom and have students complete the activity independently.
- Assign students into breakout groups to complete the escape room as a team digitally.
- I’m sorry, this activity is not compatible with Seesaw.
How much time will it take for students to complete this activity?
This reading escape room will take between 45-60 minutes depending on your individual students and if they are using the audio feature or reading the text independently. The math escape room will take between 60-90 minutes.
Another great option is to spend 10-15 minutes a day reviewing one task card at a time. This will help students focus on one important skill. It will also build suspense and excitement and keep students engaged in completing the review as they work to solve the puzzle and see if the Bisons win the game.
Why can’t I see the puzzle pieces to complete Puzzle #3 in the reading escape room?
The puzzle pieces are not visible in present mode. First, make sure you (and your students) are not in present mode. If you switch to editing mode in either Google Slides or PowerPoint, the pieces will be available on the right-hand side, and students can drag and drop the pieces into the puzzle. Also, just a reminder, the puzzle pieces are not available on the Google Form. That is an answer form only.
Is this activity available for any other grades?
This activity was designed specifically for third grade, and right now we do not have test prep escape rooms for other grades. However, many of the skills covered in this review are also appropriate for fourth grade. Just be sure to look at the preview and watch the to make sure it will be a good fit for you and your students before your purchase.
Is this escape room compatible with Seesaw?
No. I’m sorry. This activity is not compatible with Seesaw. It can be used anywhere you can use a Google Slide or a PowerPoint.
Can I delete the hints in the Pigpen Cipher in the reading escape room?
Yes, you can delete the letter hints. We chose to include them because this type of cipher can be a little tricky for students who have never done one before.
Can I delete the Letter Cards in the Google Slides version of the math escape room so they can’t work ahead?
Yes, you can delete the letter cards from the Google Slides if you want to. There aren’t any answers on the task cards, so it’s not necessary; but, if you don’t want your students to see the letter cards until the end of the tasks you can delete them from the students’ slides.
My students are getting a “request access” message when trying to listen to the audio.
If your students are getting this message it is because your school does not allow access to google drive files outside their domain. You will need to check with your school’s IT department to ensure that students are permitted to have access to linked audio from drive files outside of your school domain.
If I need to split the review up over a couple of days, will my students lose the work they have already completed on their Google Form?
If you split the review over several days, your students will need to keep the Google Form open on their device. If they close out of it they will, unfortunately, lose their work. The Google Slides are moving pieces and will save automatically.
If my school doesn’t use Google products is there an alternative to the Google Form?
Your students can just write their answers directly on the slides and submit them to you. It won’t be self-checking, but they can easily submit their finished slides to you for review. They could even take a screenshot and send you a picture for a quick check. You may also be able to create a form in whatever software your school uses.
How do students input answers on the Google Form?
You will need to teach students how to open two tabs on their device, one with the Google slides and the other with the Google Form. Then you will need to show them how to toggle back and forth between the Google slides where they complete the tasks and the Google Form where they can input their answers.
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