This EDITABLE Poetry Escape Room has a Figurative Language Sort, Poetic Devices Puzzle, Close Reading activity, and a secret poem. You can present this as a Breakout Box (groups work at their desks) or as an Escape Room (groups seek clues you’ve hidden in the classroom). It has been designed to take 40-50 minutes. This resource includes a complete Teacher’s Guide (set-up, printing checklist, differentiation), extension activities, and an Answer Key. (grades 7-12)
Are you looking for a version of this game for younger students? Try my Poetry Escape Room Review Activity (grades 4-6).
1. Four core tasks with instructions and clues (includes three difficulty options for the Close Reading)
2. Writing extensions (either analytical or personal responses)
3. Station Cards
4. “Poetic Justice” cards (for optional increased difficulty)
5. Student Answer Sheets
6. A full Teacher’s Guide with set-up options, a printing checklist, and an Answer Key
7. A poster for your door. 😉
8. NEW: How to Incorporate Physical Locks
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Your download is a .zip file containing a .pdf version and a .ppt version. You can edit all four tasks in the .ppt file for maximum flexibility and differentiation for your classroom. If you don’t need to edit, you can use the .pdf and “print and go!” Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. 🙂
Since your students looove puzzles, take a look at my Team Trivia Bellringers!
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-Danielle @ Nouvelle ELA