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 (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
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
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