Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury Escape Room – A Fun Story Elements Review!


Teachers, this Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury Escape Room is guaranteed to get your students fired up after reading Ray Bradbury’s chilling dystopian short story! Your students will love putting their knowledge to the test to crack the codes and escape the invasion, and you will love seeing them review key content in a challenging way!


⬆️ Check out the Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury Escape Room PREVIEW for more information! ⬆️

It’s highly recommended that you read, discuss, and interact with Zero Hour before putting students through this story elements 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 your students will work through:

Plot – Students will review a series of statements to determine which scenes did and did not occur in the text. Then they will place the remaining scenes on a plot diagram.

Characters – Students will work to match Zero Hour characters to quotes or traits to reveal a code.

Conflict – Students will complete jigsaw puzzles by identifying specific examples of the different types of conflict in the story.

General Analysis – Students will answer a variety of questions about things like setting, foreshadowing, and more as they crack their final code.

Cryptogram – Using clues left throughout the breakouts, students will crack the cryptogram to reveal a Ray Bradbury quote. They will be asked to reflect on why Bradbury wrote the scary short stories he did.

You can use this as a digital escape room (using Google Forms) and a printable escape room. I recommend a hybrid paper + digital version if possible where students read and make notes on paper copies but test their codes digitally!

You’ll also receive my editable PowerPoint so you can adjust the questions as needed for your students!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Maura G said, “This is a great resource! My sophomores loved it!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spectacular in SpEd said, “This was the right kind of challenging that my students needed! So many escape rooms do not challenge my students – this was perfect!!”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

  • RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6
  • RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.4
  • RL.8.1, RL.8.3 RL.8.4



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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