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Read Across America Activities |Dr. Seuss Week Alternative| Book Tasting Escape

Grade Levels
K - 5th
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Want to make a HUGE impact encouraging students to read for Read Across America or Literacy Week? Use these step-by-step instructions to guarantee student engagement while they learn about how to work as a team to help a store owner, discover new book genres and ESCAPE THE CLASSROOM with a BOOK Tasting! With a little prep, your students will work as a team to break into a box, which breaks them out of the classroom as they beat the clock! Use any books you want with this activity!

*Designed for 1st-5th Grades

What's inside this download?

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg. 3 Directions (with video link)

Pg. 4 Materials Needed to Set Up

Pg. 5 Checklist for Set-Up

Pg. 6 Help the Restaurant Open (Motivational Paragraph)

Pg. 7 Book TASTING - Read after pg.6 and the video)

Pg. 8 9,10 MENU for 4 Book Tasting Reviews

Pg. 11 Place Setting

Pg. 12 -15 Signs and Vocabulary Posters (Students will learn about fiction, non-fiction, biographies, poetry, and federal funds.)

Pg. 16-17 Paper Keys (You can use real locks if you prefer.)

Pg. 18 Help Cards

Pg. 19 Homework Passes (optional prize)

Pg. 20 Bookmarkers (optional prize)

Pg. 21 Letter from Store Owner (Place in the Box)

Pg. 22-23 Certificates for Completion (optional)

Pg. 24-26 Pictures of Set Up

Pg. 27-32 Photo Booth Signs (OPTIONAL)

Pg. 33-38 Banner Pennants

Pg. 39-40 Credits


About 45 minutes to Complete the Activity

Check out the Preview and Video Hook

They don't read all the books... just a "taste."

There is a PDF file with step-by-step instructions, a link to incorporate a YouTube Video to HOOK your students into accepting a mission to help a store owner have his Grand Opening. It can only be solved by working through some book "tastings" and using teamwork. Opening the box, (no locks needed) leads them to escape the classroom to enjoy recess or a library break outside of the classroom. Ideas are included.

This escape room is NOT EDITABLE.

There are 4 Book Tastings using Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biographies, and Poetry Book of YOUR choice.

This is great for Read Across America Week!

MATERIALS YOU NEED TO ADD: a box , some surprise to put in the box (homework passes and bookmarks are provided), pencils an food treat for the box, and plates. You can go elaborate and have a pizza store or fancy with silver platters and wear aprons.

Check out the PREVIEW!

Students will learn:

⏳ Teamwork Skills

⏳ Reading Skills

⏳ Problem Solving Skills

⏳ Following Directions

⭐This is a great Observation ACTIVITY!⭐

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:
The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).
The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones - called a “ten.”


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