Thanksgiving Escape Room | ELA Escape Room Activity | Print + Digital

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Get your students excited about learning with this Thanksgiving Escape Room Challenge! Throughout the activity, students work collaboratively with partners or in groups to solve ELA related challenges and find clues in order to help a turkey escape before Thanksgiving!

This escape room is perfect for in-person, hybrid, or virtual learning as it includes both a printable PDF AND digital version.

This escape room is also included in my ELA Holiday Escape Room Bundle. Click here to check out the money saving bundle and save up to 30%!

This escape room is ALSO included in a Thanksgiving ELA Growing Bundle. Click here to purchase will other engaging Thanksgiving activities and save 30%!


Digital Version Includes:

  • Teacher guide
  • Answer Key
  • Link to Google Form that houses the following:
    • Escape Challenge Problem Prompt
    • Links to 5 ELA Challenge Tasks/Puzzles on Google Slides with moveable parts
    • Completion Certificate

Printable PDF Version Includes:

  • Teacher guide
  • Escape Challenge Prompt
  • 5 Challenge Puzzles (Color & B/W)
  • Hint Cards
  • Completion Certificates (for groups or individuals)
  • Answer Key

Skills Covered:

  • Nonfiction Text Structure
  • Nonfiction Text Features
  • Vocabulary & Context Clues
  • Sequencing
  • Inferring
  • Cause & Effect

[IMPORTANT NOTE: Some districts block students from accessing links from outside users. If this is the case at your school, your students will likely receive a permissions error from Google Drive when trying to access the escape room challenges. Please check students' settings before purchasing. If this is the case, I have a few possible trouble shooting options that may work. They are included in the Teacher Directions or you may email me at]

Reasons why I LOVE using Escape Challenges with my students:

  • They are academically rigorous and challenging
  • They are an engaging way to review content skills and/or strategies
  • They reinforce social skills, such as teamwork, collaboration, respect
  • Students learn to manage time appropriately and focus under pressure
  • They gamify learning in a meaningful way
  • They encourage independence and risk taking
  • They require students to problem solve and think critically

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Copyright © Michele Giannattasio - The Collaborative Class

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Total Pages
29 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).


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