Commas Escape Room Activity - Comma Rules Breakout Review Classroom Game

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Commas Escape Room Activity - Comma Rules Breakout Review Classroom Game: Help your students understand and practice comma rules with this highly engaging interactive escape room breakout activity! Students will circulate the classroom, visiting stations and completing puzzles and challenges related to eight important comma rules. The commas escape room covers the using a comma between items in a series, after an introductory element, to set off appositives, in a direct address, before a coordinating conjunction, to set off non-essential clauses, and between coordinate adjectives.

Teach commas before doing the escape room with this resource!

How The Commas Escape Room Activity Works:

Students work in small groups and move about the classroom to five different stations to complete puzzles and activities related to comma rules. The goal of the escape room is to complete the task at each station successfully and retrieve a variety of mystery code words.

  • Counting Comma Corrections Station: In the first station, students insert missing commas in examples to reveal a numeric code.
  • The Comma Treasure Hunt Station: In the second station, students read a story about a treasure hunt that contains missing commas. They add commas and insert words to the left of the comma into a key to reveal a mystery word.
  • Comma Rules Puzzle Station: In the third station, students match up each of the eight comma rules to a sentence that uses the rule. Once they have them matched up, a mystery word is revealed!
  • The Comma Corrector Station: In the fourth station, students add missing commas in examples and insert words to the left of the comma into a key to reveal a mystery word
  • The Encryption Station: The final station has students decode an encrypted message based on hidden symbols they have to find throughout the game to reveal a quote!

Included in the Commas Escape Room Activity:

➡️ Teacher Instructions: These detailed teacher instructions will help you facilitate the commas escape room in your classroom. With step-by-step instructions, you'll feel totally confident implementing this breakout.

➡️ Classroom Poster: Welcome students and build anticipation by putting this Commas Escape Room poster on your classroom door as they enter.

➡️ Station Signs: Use these signs at each of the five stations, so students can easily keep track of which ones they have completed.

➡️ Station Instruction Cards: Each of the five tasks comes with an instruction card, so students know what to do to solve each task.

➡️ Escape Room Station Materials: Included are all the materials you need to set up each station, including envelope templates, counting comma cards, treasure hunt reading, puzzle pieces, comma corrector cards, and an encryption assignment.

➡️ Commas Escape Room Answer Booklet: Students will use this booklet to record each of the mystery words they find at each station. An answer key is provided.

➡️ Reflection and Response Assignments: Included are two reflection assignments that students can complete after the breakout. One is a reflection on the text revealed in the final puzzle, and the other is a reflection on the escape room activity.

Comma Rules Covered in this Escape Room:

Please note that students must understand the following rules before completing the escape room. Using commas...

  • Between items in a series
  • After an introductory element
  • To set off appositives
  • In a direct address
  • Before a coordinating conjunction
  • To set off non-essential clauses
  • Between coordinate adjectives

What Teachers Are Saying About the Commas Escape Room Activity:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The materials provided were well-made and thoughtfully designed, making them highly suitable for my students. My kids were genuinely engaged. It is part of our review every year! It hits on all of the different parts of comma usage. I highly recommend this resource.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I used this last year with my 7th graders after reviewing comma usage. This was a great way to check for understanding and my groups were super competitive to be first! They loved it. Can’t wait to use again.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was such a fun activity to use with my 7th graders to review commas. They were very engaged in the escape room, and I was pleased with how they worked on each station.

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