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Valentine’s Day Escape Room Activity – Reading Comprehension Challenge

By: Think Tank

The Valentine’s 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: Valentine’s Day traditions around the world, U.S. traditions, and fun Valentine’s Day statistics.
 
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.
 
What’s Included?
✅ Four half page reading passages
✅ Four decoders
✅ 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
Early Finisher Activity: Text marking
 
Watch the video or click on the preview button to take a closer look at everything included!
 
Skills Used:
✔️ Reading Comprehension
✔️ Critical Thinking
✔️ Peer Collaboration
✔️ Problem Solving
 
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
 
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.
 
Puzzle Types:
✔️ Cryptogram
✔️ Morse Code
✔️ PigPen Cipher
✔️ Polybius Square
 
Options for Use:
✏️ Anticipatory Sets
✏️ Unit Review
✏️ Early Finishers
✏️ Gallery Walk
✏️ Stations
✏️ Sub Plans
✏️ Rewards
 
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.
Example: 1629-1624=5

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Valentine’s Day Escape Room Activity – Reading Comprehension Challenge

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The Valentine’s 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: Valentine’s Day traditions around the world, U.S. traditions, and fun Valentine’s Day statistics.
 
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.
 
What’s Included?
✅ Four half page reading passages
✅ Four decoders
✅ 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
Early Finisher Activity: Text marking
 
Watch the video or click on the preview button to take a closer look at everything included!
 
Skills Used:
✔️ Reading Comprehension
✔️ Critical Thinking
✔️ Peer Collaboration
✔️ Problem Solving
 
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
 
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.
 
Puzzle Types:
✔️ Cryptogram
✔️ Morse Code
✔️ PigPen Cipher
✔️ Polybius Square
 
Options for Use:
✏️ Anticipatory Sets
✏️ Unit Review
✏️ Early Finishers
✏️ Gallery Walk
✏️ Stations
✏️ Sub Plans
✏️ Rewards
 
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.
Example: 1629-1624=5

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Hey there, I’m Lisa! I’m a curriculum developer, educator, blogger, restless dreamer, and world traveler. I’m also a side-hustling teacher with big dreams! My mission is to help busy teacher mamas go from anxious to confident, and from unnoticed to unstoppable. I love creating one-of-a-kind learning activities for reluctant learners. I truly believe the key to motivated students is challenging, interactive activities with a twist of fun!