As teachers, we all love to give our students engaging activities to review skills within our classrooms. Escape rooms are extremely engaging, but also help you to see who is still struggling with what skills! Win, Win.
However, if you’re anything like me, some days you’re just #TeacherTired. Stuffing 50 envelopes to hide around the room just made me even more tired thinking about, but at the same time, I still wanted my students to get to participate in these Escape Room or Break Out style activities! This is why I adapted the way I do “Escape Rooms” in my class!
My escape rooms are SUPER LOW PREP. I used to call the Low Prep, but after much feedback from others - the name has been changed to Print & go! They are truly No Prep for you, other than printing them out, and your kids will be reviewing in no time!
This Print & Go Classroom Escape Room is an End of Year - Language Arts Review. I provide my students with 40 minutes to "breakout" or "escape the classroom" by solving all of the challenges before time runs out! However, you are able to tweak the time to fit your students' needs.
This particular Classroom Escape is tailored to 3rd grade standards; however, it's a great spiral review for a 4th or 5th grade class that need a review of these common language standards.
Standards this Escape Room includes:
Parts of Speech (L.3.1.A)
Plural Nouns (L.3.1.B)
Comparative/Superlative Adjective/Adverb (L.3.1.G)
Coordinating & Subordinating Conjunctions (L.3.1.G)
Quotation Marks (L.3.2.C)
Possessive Nouns (L.3.2.D)
Spelling Patterns (L.3.2.F)
There's not an easier or more engaging way to get your students ready for end of year state testing/ Staar testing / or whatever state tests you take without the kill and drill of practice tests and worksheets! It also helps to encourage collaboration and higher order thinking. In my opinion, it's the best test prep because kids love it and it's effective in reviewing the standards!
Check out my other escape rooms:
End of Year Reading Review Escape Room
End of Year Math Review Escape Room
Kinds and Types of Sentences Escape Room