Teachers love using this Elevator escape room to conclude the short story. It’s highly recommended that you read and discuss William Sleator’s short story before putting students through this escape room. Trust me; the experience is much more fun when students have a solid understanding of the events that transpired in the story!
There are four breakouts for students to work through:
★ Characters – Students identify the protagonist and the conflict they face, then analyze their behaviors and motivations.
★ Plot Structure – Review various elements of the plot structure.
★ Vocabulary – Identify the types of figurative language used in the story & define key vocabulary words.
★ Conflict – Identify different types of literary conflict within the story.
You can use this escape room with Breakout EDU kits, Google Forms, or paper and pencil. I’ve included options for ALL three methods!
PLUS, you’ll also receive my editable PowerPoint so you can adjust the levels of questioning as needed for your students!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rebecca said, “Thorough, fun, and creative activity to use with the story. Students loved it. Thanks!”
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Melissa said, “We have been reading The Elevator for about a week or so now, and my students LOVED rounding out this story with the Escape Room! Fun, easy, and engaging!”
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
If you assign the Google Form Escape Room and your students receive an “Access Denied” error message, your district has likely blocked students from opening Google files owned by someone outside your district.
You can solve this by making your “teacher copy” of the slides, then sharing your document links with the students.
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