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 - Reading Review. I provide my students with 45 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 covers reading standards that would fit the needs for 3rd and 4th grade classes. It could also work as a spiral review for 5th graders.
Skills this Escape Room includes:
- Context Clues
- Text Structures
- Point of View
- Author's Purpose
- Main Idea
- Text Features
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 Language Review Escape Room
End of Year Math Review Escape Room
Kinds and Types of Sentences Escape Room