Wonder Escape Room Novel Activity - Breakout Review for R.J. Palacio's Novel

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Wonder Escape Room Novel Activity is a fun and engaging way to have your students review the most important elements of Wonder by R.J. Palacio. 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 for Wonder 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 Wonder Escape Room Activity Works:

Students work in small groups and move about the classroom to four 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 Wonder to the characters who said them and use the information they gather to reveal a secret code word.
  • The Figurative Language Station: Students will properly label examples of figurative language from the novel and use the information gathered to reveal a two-word secret code.
  • The Encryption Station: Finally, students will decode an encrypted message based on hidden symbols they find throughout the Wonder 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 plot diagram and figurative language terms (metaphor, simile, pun, oxymoron, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia).

Included in the Wonder Escape Room Activity:

➡️ Teacher Instructions: These detailed teacher instructions will help you facilitate the Wonder 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 four stations, so students can easily keep track of which ones they have completed.

➡️ Station Story and Instruction Cards: Each of the four tasks come with instruction cards, so students know what to do to solve each task related to the novel.

➡️ Escape Room Station Materials (Differentiated): Included are all the materials you need to set up each station, including envelope templates, plot cards, character cards, figurative language task, and an encryption assignment.

Your purchase includes two versions of the escape room stations. They are quite similar, but one is a bit more challenging than the other requiring some unscrambling and decoding with fewer clues.

➡️ Wonder 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 Wonder Escape Room:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I used this during a class where I was being observed. The students loved it and really engaged. My principal was also impressed and loved the engagement and enthusiasm the kids showed. Win-win :)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students and I love escape rooms! We do them often. This escape room is so easy to put together, it's easy for my students to follow. It's engaging and rigorous. My students always beg for more escape rooms! Thank you so much!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This resource is very well thought out and easy to create. It is wonderful that there are 2 levels as this allows for terrific differentiation. I'm looking forward to implementing this since our novel study has come to a close. Thanks for a fabulous resource that saved me a ton of time, and will offer tons of fun for my students!

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