Are you ready to be the most memorable teacher of a child’s life? Use these step by step escape room instructions to guarantee student engagement while they learn about sight words to solve a classroom mystery. With 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!
What’s inside this download?
There are two files.
One is a PDF file with step-by-step instructions, a link to incorporate a video to HOOK your students into the mystery and 3 pre-made CLUES for your class to solve. The other file is an EDITABLE PowerPoint to make it EASY for you to add your own team names to personalized the experience and allow the students to take ownership of the lesson. You can also change the mystery letters to create your own sight words, sentences and riddle.
: New Mystery Decoder sheets, so you can play again without the kids knowing what to expect.
Students will learn:
- ⏳ Teamwork Skills
- ⏳ Sight Words
- ⏳ Problem Solving Skills
- ⏳ To Writing Sight Words
- ⏳ Read Words
- ⏳ Be Engaged
SEE Video for the Hook
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- Ask and answer questions about key details
- Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding
- Read common high-frequency words by sight
What does an escape room look like for primary students?
You will have to spend about 30 minutes to prep your materials. Students will be separated into two groups. First, students watch the YouTube video as a hook. Then, students are handed a mystery envelope with a clue. The clue might have them find letters to build sentences, solve puzzles, or solve a riddle, for example. Each time they complete a challenge, they get another mystery envelope or clue. Eventually, they will discover keys that will open a box. (The keys are paper. The box can be an old paper box filled with a treat or homework passes that you will open together once each group has their key.) Once the box is open, the student can escape the room to recess or the library. Certificates are provided for students who are Master Mystery Problem Solvers. The activity takes about 45 minutes to complete.
(NO LOCKS OR FANCY TREASURE BOXES necessary)