The Earth Day Escape Room gives students a chance to get out of their seats, read passages and solve clues! This escape room activity covers the following topics: Earth Day, recycling facts and the environment.
Great cross-curricular activity to incorporate Language Arts skills with informational, non-fiction text! No prior knowledge is needed. I prefer to use this as an introduction activity but it could be used for review of a unit as well. Just print and go with this NO PREP activity! Each code will reveal interesting facts about the topic.
✅ Four half page reading passages
✅ Questions for each passage (multiple choice, fill in the blank and true/false)
✅ How to save time if the activity is taking too long
✅ Words to know: A glossary of terms
✅ Early Finisher Activity: Text marking
Watch the video or click on the preview button to take a closer look at everything included!
✏️ No silly envelopes to stuff
✏️ No fancy shapes to cut out
Give students a chance to decode puzzles, move around the room, and read passages, all while actively learning! Students will work in pairs (or individually) and race against the clock. A friendly competition always increases engagement.
An answer key and easy to follow teacher directions are provided.
Time needed: 45-60 minutes (it really all depends on your students reading skills and puzzle decoding 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.
Basic subtraction skills are needed, a calculator may be used if needed.
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