Terminus is an interactive four-part digital escape room adventure series geared towards 8th and 9th-grade students who read below level. This story is a post-pandemic, found-text adventure that helps students with making inferences.
⭐ And emails left behind.
Each game has puzzles and riddles that engage students in ✨collaboration and critical thinking ✨
⭐ Making inferences
⭐ Prioritizing information
You also get thematically related…
⭐ Nonfiction readings
⭐ Creative writing
⭐ Research activities
All of which are at the target grade level.
You can use this in…
⭐ Reading Intervention
Rania is a teenager who’s just woken up from cryosleep. She learns more about MILSA, a pandemic her mother was researching. Rania must follow her mother’s clues to find the cure and save herself.
This resource also includes…
⭐ A complete Teacher’s Guide
⭐An answer key.
***A note about COVID-19 and TERMINUS: We started working on this game last July and had no idea that its publication would coincide with a global pandemic. We guarantee Rania gets a happy ending AND that players will learn about the difference between pandemic fiction and the real science behind contagion, containment, and cure.***
1. A link and password to a web-based interactive adventure game
⭐ A “Quick Reference” page to print for game day
3. Close Reading Activities
⭐ Chapter 2: Opposing Viewpoints (RI.8.6)
⭐ Chapter 4: Analyzing a Model Text (RI.8.5)
4. Thematic extension activities – written at a 9th-grade level
⭐ Ch. 2: ⭐ Ch. 3: ⭐ Ch. 4: – (RI.8.3)
⭐ Related sources
Your digital escape room resource is a .zip file. This includes a .PDF Teacher’s Guide and a .PPT with the editable extension activities. Within the Teacher’s Guide, you’ll find a link to the game website and a password. This will allow you and your students to open the game.This game is best played on computers and iPads – it has not been optimized for phones. As with any escape game, we recommend you play through it yourself before presenting it to students.
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