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Nonfiction Context Clues - 4th & 5th Grade Reading Escape Room - Digital & Print

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4th - 5th
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  • Google Apps™
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  1. ⭐This differentiated Context Clues Escape Room is a bundle of my 2nd & 3rd grade and 4th & 5th grade Context Clues Pirate Escape Rooms rooms. The videos, media, and directions are the same for both grades. The passages are differentiated for a 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th grade level. ⭐ This context
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  2. ⭐ This 4th & 5th grade reading comprehension escape room bundle is a truly immersive experience. Each escape room resource focuses on different reading comprehension skills. Students navigate their way through challenges and adventures while reviewing key reading comprehension skills. Students e
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⭐ This context clues escape room is a truly immersive experience. Students navigate their way to the sunken treasure by discovering the map in the sunken ship, sinking other pirates’ ships, finding the uncharted island, and locating the waterfall where the treasure lies. Students complete four unique challenges. Each challenge requires students to use context clues skills. Students add their answers to the Secret Pirate Decoder Tool to help them unlock the secret code and complete each challenge. Students earn items used to determine the location of the hidden treasure and earn commendation from Blackbeard. Printable and digital versions included!

⭐Comes in both digital Google Slides and printable versions, so it's perfect for classroom and distance learning. In the digital version, the Secret Pirate Decoder is a Google Sheet that self corrects and tells each student when they can continue to the next challenge.

⭐ Integrated videos, thematic items, and pirate treasure hunt storyline come together to engage students while developing and enforcing context clues skills.

*Please note: This does include embedded videos that are hosted via YouTube. Please ensure you and your students have access to YouTube.

Key Features:

✏️ Digital & Printable Versions - Google Slides/Forms and print versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. The digital version can be used dynamically in the classroom as a presentation while students complete each passage and question set in groups or individually.

✏️ Immersive Experience: Pirate Treasure Hunt 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 on key context clues skills.

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

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

What's Included:

Pirate Treasure Escape Room

  • Print and Digital Directions
  • Blackbeard’s Letter
  • Challenge #1: Use definition context clues to discover the map in the sunken ship.
  • Challenge #2: Determine synonyms & antonyms using context clues to sink the other pirates’ ship.
  • Challenge #3: Determine the meaning and purpose of words in a passage to find the uncharted island.
  • Challenge #4: Multi-paragraph article context clue practice to find the location of the waterfall where the treasure lies.
  • Treasure Found Certificate
  • Ooops Cards
  • Recording Brochure
  • Answer Key

Digital Version Links

  • Google Slides Link for Digital Escape Room
  • Google Forms Link for Decoding Tool

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

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Looking to Differentiate? Try the 2nd and 3rd grade version.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
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 year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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