4th & 5th Grade Day of the Dead Reading Comprehension Escape Room



4th & 5th “Day of the Dead” Reading Comprehension Escape Room

⭐ This 4th and 5th grade reading comprehension review “Escape the Land of the Dead” escape room is a truly immersive experience. Students read passages and answer skill-based questions to find their ofrenda in the land of the living. In this escape room, students are asked to complete four unique challenges. Each challenge requires students to read passages and answer multiple choice questions. Students add their answers to the Decoder Tool to help them unlock the secret codes and complete each challenge to meet their xolo companion, follow the hummingbird spirit, follow the marigolds, and find the offering of the bread of the dead.


⭐Comes in both digital Google Slides and printable versions, so it’s perfect for classroom and distance learning. In the digital version, the Decoder is a Google Sheet that self corrects and tells each student when they can continue to the next challenge.


⭐ Integrated videos, thematic items, and a storyline come together to engage students while developing and reviewing reading comprehension skills.


*Please note: This does include embedded videos that are hosted via YouTube. Please ensure you and your students have access to YouTube.


Key Features:

✏️ Digital & Printable Versions – Google Slides/Forms and print versions make this resource perfect for classroom and distance learning. The digital version can be used dynamically in the classroom as a presentation while students complete each passage and question set 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.


What’s Included:

Reading Comprehension “Escape the Land of the Dead” Escape Room – 4th & 5th Grade

  • Día de los Muertos Story
  • Reading Comprehension Passages and Question Sets
  • Integrated Storytelling Videos
  • Challenge Complete Certificate
  • Oops Cards
  • Recording Brochure
  • Answer Key

Digital Version Links

  • Google Slides Link for Digital Escape Room
  • Google Forms Link for Decoding Tool


Take a closer look at what this escape room looks like in this video preview.


Please Note: This escape room is similar to the 2nd and 3rd grade version but with passages and questions on a 4th and 5th grade level.


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