This freebie was created to allow you to test out the puzzle complexity and reading levels.
- Four half page reading passages
- Four decoders and puzzles
- Questions for each passage (multiple choice, fill in the blank and true/false)
- Teacher directions
- Answer key
- Student directions
- Hint cards
- How to decode puzzles
- How to save time if the activity is taking too long
- Words to know: A glossary of terms
Students will practice reading comprehension and critical thinking skills to solve puzzles.
You do NOT need a lock! You do NOT need envelopes! You do NOT have to cut out puzzle pieces! Each Escape Room activity is meant to make your life easy!
Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult clues. Hint cards and how to decode puzzle directions are included in every Escape Room. Students have to answer questions about each passage to ensure understanding.
Students may work individually, with a partner or in small groups to solve four puzzles in order to determine the final code. I prefer partner work for best results!
An answer key and easy to follow teacher directions are provided.
Time needed: 45-60 minutes per Escape Room (it really all depends on your students reading skills)
You can decide how much time your students have to complete the activity. Maybe some students don’t finish, but that’s OK! They still learned something new! I often stop once the first three students solve all the clues. Time management strategies are included in each purchase.
Basic subtraction skills are needed, a calculator may be used if needed. Example: 1629-1624=5
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