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ESCAPE ROOM Nonfiction- Cause/Effect, Historical

$6.99

Total Pages: 45 & video
File Size: 110 MB

Description

This escape room activity is based on the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. It’s a breakout activity that combines primary documents and historical fiction to offer a unique experience. It’s a great team building ADVENTURE that includes reading comprehension skills, cause and effect, writing, and and problem-solving.

The adventure begins because your students have a teacher who has time traveled to Boston in 1919 and needs their help. The teacher is on a train that’s headed right for Boston’s North End, and the train trestle will soon be destroyed by the Great Molasses Flood. The flood was a real event that occurred when a giant molasses tank exploded, flooding the streets with molasses.

Students have to fill in the teacher’s notebook with cause and effect research about the flood. Along the way they also have puzzles to complete. Once they have the information they need for the notebook, they will have to write a detailed note to give to the train’s brakeman. The letter has to include details about the flood, so they can convince the brakeman to stop the train before it gets to the damaged trestle.

Kids will be “working” but they’ll be so engaged that they won’t even realize how much they are learning!

⭐This resource is also part of this growing bundle at tremendous savings! ⭐
• ELA ESCAPE ROOM GROWING BUNDLE: A YEAR OF ESCAPES

==WHICH SKILLS ARE FEATURED?==
– reading comprehension
– historical fiction
– primary sources
– cause and effect
– critical thinking puzzles
– team work
– writing

==WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS ESCAPE ROOM?==
♦ An awesome (optional) video introduction that the kids will LOVE!
♦ At-a-glance instructions for EASY set-up and organization.
♦ An instructional reference bookmark on historical fiction and cause & effect that students can also be used AFTER the escape room has been completed.
♦ Reading activities that include historical fiction and primary sources, such as photos, newspaper, and courtroom transcript excerpts.
♦ Two cause and effect charts for students to complete
♦ A short persuasive writing assignment
♦ Two FUN codes and puzzles that students have to solve.
♦ Two exit slip options
♦ Photo props for a fun way to document the adventure!
♦ Awards/brag tags to celebrate a successful escape!
♦ Extension activities that you might want to use if the kids want to know even more about the flood.

=======WHAT DO I HAVE TO SUPPLY?=======
All that is needed is a printer and folder. If you use the photo props, you’ll need a few sticks or straws. Unlike other breakout activities, you don’t have to go out and buy expensive locks and boxes, because we’ve included everything you need to print and go!

=======WHAT MAKES THIS SPECIAL?=======
The storyline is interactive and immersive. YOUR students are directly involved in the story. It will provide you with a perfect opportunity to observe your students problem solving and working as a team. All of our escape resources are also great to use for an observation!

=======HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?=======
Completing the entire escape will probably take about 60 minutes, depending on how quickly the class is able to complete the activities. Students will not have to leave the room. This is NOT a scavenger hunt.

Have fun and be sure to come back for more ESCAPE ROOM challenges!

★ ESCAPE ROOM PLANET: ELA CONTEXT CLUES & INFERENCES BREAKOUT ACTIVITY
★ ESCAPE ROOM: ELA COMPREHENSION & WRITING BREAKOUT ACTIVITY
★ ESCAPE THE FOREST! TEXT STRUCTURE, PLOT, IDIOMS, & PEMDAS BREAKOUT ACTIVITY

***Why should kids have all the FUN? Take a look at ESCAPE THE SCHOOL: TEACHERS’ EDITION!***

This awesome resource is a collaboration between Pamela Kranz and Darlene Anne.

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