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The Escape Key – Story and Task Cards

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An exciting short story about escaping a maze with a set of task cards to explore after the text has been read.

Use this teaching resource in the literacy classroom as an independent or group comprehension task.

Students read through the text and then explore the fun and creative task cards included.

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  • Shandell Gammon

    These will be great for my literacy rotations! Thanks!

    Comment by Shandell Gammon on August 19, 2017 at 7:32 am

    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Shandell,
      You’re most welcome! Laminate them and use them again and again! Have a lovely Saturday!
      Kind regards,

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on August 19, 2017 at 9:38 am

  • Zuriette Du Plessis

    I love the creativity of the reading activities. I will use it during Book Week ….and the great activity ideas throughout the year. Thank you!

    Comment by Zuriette Du Plessis on July 22, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Thank you for your lovely feedback Zuriette!

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on July 23, 2018 at 9:24 am

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