A mini escape room activity that allows students to complete grammar tasks, while working together to solve a riddle!
The aim of this activity is to apply students’ understanding of language concepts using puzzles and hands-on activities in an engaging role-play scenario.
The Wacky Professor has secured a precious treasure in a locked box, protected by a code which is in the form of a sentence. She has created five grammar activities and a riddle for the students to solve. By correctly completing the activities, the students will have the five words needed to unlock the box. The riddle will help them put the words together in the correct order, building a sentence.
The information provided to the students is:
The Wacky Professor has locked a treasure in a box, protected by a code. The code is a sentence that has five words. She has created five puzzles and a riddle for you to solve. By correctly completing the puzzles, you will have the five words needed to build a sentence that will unlock the box.
Your task is to solve the five puzzles that will lead to unlocking the box. Use the riddle to put the five words in the correct order. The first group to solve the code and open the box, will receive its contents!
The activities include:
- a contractions word search
- a verb tense table with missing words
- scrambled words
- keypad code to decipher.
An answer key has been included with the download.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).*
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Mistake in the table on page 4 fixed: 'had/having/will have' changed to 'ate/eating/will eat'.
Fix by Tom (Teach Starter) Jun 18th, 2020
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