Save the Planet: Reasons Support Points – 2nd & 3rd Grade
⭐ This no-prep Earth Day themed escape room is perfect for practicing reasons support points skills in a meaningful and engaging way. 2nd & 3rd grade students work their way through a post-apocalyptic Earth and collect resources to help save the planet for Earth Day.
⭐ In this Earth Day themed escape room, students complete four unique challenges. Each challenge requires students to use standards-based reasons support points skills as they respond to a series of questions. Students will work on identifying the author’s main point and identifying and analyzing the evidence the author uses to support his or her points. Students add their answers to the Planet Saver Decoder Tool to help them unlock the secret codes and complete each challenge. Students collect various items to ultimately earn an Earth Protector Certificate.
⭐ This reading comprehension escape room comes in digital and print formats.
- Webscape™ Format – This web-based format provides the most interactive and immersive experience possible. It is self-directed, self-correcting, and contains audio. You can check out my video overview here. You won’t believe how engaging this format is until you try it!
- Google Format – Students complete the exercises in Google Slides. The Planet Saver Decoder is a Google Sheet that self-corrects and tells each student when they can continue to the next challenge.
- Printable Format – Students can use any device to scan QR codes to watch the videos. If no device is available, students can skip the videos and still enjoy the exercise. Students use a printable Yeti Decoder and answer sheet to decipher the clues and track their answers.
⭐ Integrated videos, thematic items, and a storyline come together to engage students while developing and reviewing reading comprehension skills.
*Please note: The Google Slides format includes embedded videos that are hosted via YouTube. The printable version includes QR codes for these videos. If you plan on using the Google or printable formats, please ensure you and your students have access to YouTube. The Webscape version does not require YouTube.
✏️ Digital & Printable Versions – Webscape, Google, and print versions make this resource perfect for any classroom. The digital versions can be used dynamically in the classroom as a presentation while students complete each reading comprehension question in groups or individually.
✏️ Immersive Experience: Dynamic challenges and engaging videos provide positive reinforcement and keep students engaged and focused.
✏️Skill Focused: Each reading passage and question set was chosen and written to focus on key skills to review important reading comprehension skills.
✏️Scaffolded Challenges: Challenges increase in difficulty as students progress through the escape room.
✏️No Prep/ Low Prep: The Digital version requires NO PREP. The printable version is low prep: Just print the pages, place them in folders, and go. The printable version has the option to incorporate technology and videos through QR codes.
Save the Planet Reasons Support Points Escape Room – 2nd & 3rd Grade
- Read the expose on our home planet
- Challenge #1: Identify the author’s main point to collect the globe
- Challenge #2: Identify the evidence to support the point to collect a tree to plant
- Challenge #3: Use text evidence to support the points to collect a recycling bin
- Challenge #4: Read a multi-paragraph text to practice how reasons support points and collect the conservation badge
- Earth Protector Certificate
- Ooops Cards
- Recording Brochure
- Answer Key
Digital Version Links
- Webscape Link for Interactive Browser-Based Experience
- Google Slides Link for Digital Escape Room
- Google Forms Link for Decoding Tool
Please Note: This escape room is similar to the 4th and 5th grade version, but with passages and questions on a 2nd and 3rd grade level.