Dinosaurs Reading Comprehension and Puzzle Escape Room

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The Dinosaurs Reading Comprehension and Puzzle Escape Room gives students a chance to decode puzzles and read passages, all while actively learning! This reading and puzzle activity covers the following topics: dinosaurs, sizes, extinction and other interesting topics to make the students know more about dinosaurs.

Number of Pages: 30 pages

Description

The Dinosaurs Reading Comprehension and Puzzle Escape Room gives students a chance to decode puzzles and read passages, all while actively learning! This reading and puzzle activity covers the following topics: dinosaurs, sizes, extinction, fossils, paleontology, prehistoric periods, T-Rex.

 

Students will practice reading comprehension and critical thinking skills as they rotate around the room solving puzzles and visiting 6 reading/puzzle stations.

 

Students will work in pairs (or individually) and race to complete 6 puzzles. A friendly competition always increases engagement. Students will use reading comprehension skills to complete the 6 short passages, 12 multiple choice questions and 6 puzzle phrases.

 

You do NOT need a lock! You do NOT need fancy envelopes! You do NOT have to cut out puzzle pieces! This product is meant to make your life easy! This is a NO PREP, print & go escape room style activity!

 

This activity can be used for individual work, partner activities, anticipatory sets, unit review, sub plans, extension activities, early-finishers, gallery walk, stations, or just for fun the day before break. No prior knowledge is needed.

 

What’s Included?

  •  6 Half page reading passages
  •  6 Puzzle decoders and puzzle phrases
  •  12 Multiple choice questions
  •  Teacher directions
  •  Answer key
  •  Student directions
  •  Hint cards

 

How are these different than the original Think Tank Escape Rooms?

  • New leveled reading passages (same relevant information)
  • 4 of 6 NEW puzzles and decoders!
  • Less paper and ink!

 

Types of Puzzles

  •  Cryptogram
  •  Qwerty
  •  Atbash
  •  Text Message
  •  Pigpen
  •  Polybius

 

In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, these escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end!

 

Skills Used:

  •  Reading Comprehension
  •  Critical Thinking
  •  Peer Collaboration
  •  Problem Solving

 

To prevent students from simply decoding the puzzles, ALL questions need to be answered correctly in order to solve the final code. This ensures understanding!

 

Benefits of Use:

  •  No Prep
  •  Print and Go
  •  Cross-Curricular
  •  Highly Engaging
  •  No Locks Needed
  •  No silly envelopes to stuff
  •  No fancy shapes to cut out

 

Options for Use:

  •  Anticipatory Sets
  •  Unit Review
  •  Early Finishers
  •  Gallery Walk
  •  Stations
  •  Sub Plans
  •  Rewards

 

»»» Comprehension Challenge: Click HERE

 

»»» Printable ESCAPE ROOMS: Click HERE

 

»»» Interactive Google Slides: Click HERE

 

»»» Digital Secret Message Activities: Click HERE

 

»»» Digital ESCAPE ROOMS: Click HERE

 

»»» Color by Number – Text Marking: Click HERE

 

»»» Digital Reading Passages: Click HERE

 

»»» Interactive Game Boards: Click HERE

 

»»» Reading Passages and Text Marking: Click HERE

 

»»» Back to School: Click HERE

 

»»» Collaborative Posters: Click HERE

 

»»» Scavenger Hunts: Click HERE

 

Copyright Information :
© Think Tank Teacher LLC. Please note – all material included in this resource belongs to Think Tank Teacher LLC. By purchasing, you have a license to use the material but you do not own the material. You may not upload any portion of this resource to the internet in any format, including school/personal websites or network drives unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students, not other teachers or anyone else on the internet.

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