To Kill a Mockingbird Escape Room Novel Activity - Breakout Review for the Book

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To Kill a Mockingbird Escape Room Novel Activity is a fun and engaging way to have your students review the most important elements of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Students will visit stations and complete puzzles and challenges related to the plot diagram, characterization, story elements, and vocabulary in the novel. This highly-engaging, interactive escape room will not only be the perfect ending activity for the novel, but it will also review and check their understanding of the text.

How The To Kill a Mockingbird 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 the novel.
  • The Plot Diagram Station: Students will order plot cards according to the plot diagram to determine a numeric code.
  • The Characterization Station: Students will match up quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird to the characters who said them and use the information they gather to reveal a secret code word.
  • The Analysis Station: Students will complete a multiple-choice analysis assignment about story elements to reveal a mystery word.
  • The Vocabulary Station: Students will match new vocabulary words from examples in To Kill a Mockingbird to their proper definitions (using context clues). Once they have matched them up correctly, it will reveal a mystery word.
  • The Encryption Station: Finally, students will decode an encrypted message based on hidden symbols they find throughout the To Kill a Mockingbird escape room to reveal a quote from the novel.
Please note that students must have completed the novel before attempting the escape room. They should also have an understanding of the following: plot diagram, dynamic character, foil, symbolism, personification, metaphor, simile, and point of view.

Included in the To Kill a Mockingbird Escape Room Activity:

➡️ Teacher Instructions: These detailed teacher instructions will help you facilitate the To Kill a Mockingbird 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 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 Story and Instruction Cards: Each of the five tasks come with a story card with quotes from the novel to share their goal for that station. Also included are instruction cards, so students know what to do to solve each task related to the novel.

➡️ Escape Room Station Materials: Included are all the materials you need to set up each station, including envelope templates, plot cards, character cards, an analysis multiple-choice assignment, a vocabulary puzzle, and an encryption assignment.

➡️ To Kill a Mockingbird Escape Room Answer Booklet: Students will use this booklet to record each of the codes and keys 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 quote revealed in the final puzzle, and the other is a reflection on the escape room activity.

What Teachers Are Saying About The To Kill a Mockingbird Escape Room:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a great extension of our unit, especially as an activity for those who finished their final project a bit early. Easily set up, and they enjoyed working on it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students loved this activity!! It was one of the only times I have seen EVERYONE engaged in the lesson so far this year!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This resource was a GREAT way to review before our final TKAM projects / test. Super engaging & required students to think critically!

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