Wow your students with the Silk Road Comprehension Code Escape Room! Students will complete 4 reading comprehension tasks which, if done correctly, will lead them to a 4-dIgit code. Students will LOVE this close reading challenge! Great addition to your Ancient China unit.
Topics include: Ancient China, Silk Road, routes, Marco Polo, Kublai Khan, dynasties
Students will work individually (or in pairs) and race to see who can crack the code first! A friendly competition always increases engagement. After completing each “task” students will earn a “CLUE” to shade boxes on their answer grid. In the end, the grid will reveal a four-digit code!
The Close Reading Activities in this packet allow students to work on comprehension skills after reading the passage several times searching for evidence. As students complete each task, they will reveal a mystery word to unscramble and a new clue. No prior knowledge is needed.
A police report is read and your “lead detectives” have less than an hour to solve the case. (Time can be changed to whatever works best for you)
- Reading passage
- 4 Reading comprehension tasks
- Teacher Guide
- Answer Grid (recording sheet)
- Teacher answer key
- Completion signs
- 2 Extension activities
- Task 1: True or False scramble
- Task 2: Crossword scramble
- Task 3: Fill in the blank scramble
- Task 4: Cryptogram scramble
- Extension 1: Text evidence
- Extension 2: Summary writing
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Thinking
- Peer Collaboration
- Problem Solving
Benefits of Use:
- No Prep
- Print and Go
- 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
- Sub Plans
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