You will probably want to use a whole-group lesson format for the escape rooms if you’re limited on technology or if you want to scaffold the whole-class through the process. Let’s look at how to use the escape rooms for the whole group.
Steps for Whole-Class Escape Room Success
- Each student gets a copy of the text and the answer page.
- Read the text as a shared reading, peer reading, or independent reading.
- Project the escape room from the link above. It includes the videos, passwords, and text-dependent questions.
- Watch the videos as a class.
- Students answer questions.
- Volunteer or randomly select students to tell the answers and you submit online.
- If the answers are correct, great! Use the code hacker to move on.
- If the passcode is incorrect, you can have the student retry or call another student or volunteer.
- After submitting the answers, the question forms give students feedback and support if the answer is incorrect.
- Continue until the class successfully escapes!
Will You Use Escape Rooms as a Whole-Class?
You can use them in stations, in pairs, or individually, but will you use the escape room in a whole group format?
Here are some benefits of whole-class vs. individual:
- Easier to see when students are frustrated or confused.
- Quicker to give feedback to all students at the same time.
- Maintains an even pacing for the 1-2 hours.
How Will You Use the Escape Rooms?
We are interested in knowing your thoughts. How will you use the escape rooms? What ideas or tips do you have?
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