❀ Ready to learn about Dia de los Muertos while practicing reading? Check out this Day of the Dead Reading Comprehension Escape Room activity for 4th and 5th grade! This isn’t just a reading game; it’s a magical journey where students learn about the Day of the Dead traditions while practicing their reading skills.
⚿ In this Day of the Dead reading comprehension adventure, you’ll find four fun challenges. Each challenge has six reading comprehension questions that are tied to the included fiction and nonfiction texts about El Dia de los Muertos. You’ll meet an ancient spirit guide, learn about the special meanings behind colorful sugar skull face makeup, and more!
So, if you’re looking for an activity that’s both fun and meaningful, this Day of the Dead Escape Room is perfect for you! Your students will practice key reading skills as they solve puzzles and explore the culture of El Dia de los Muertos all at the same time. It’s a whole package of learning and fun!
⭐ This reading comprehension review 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 Magic 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 Magic Decoder and answer sheet to decipher the clues and track their answers.
⭐ Integrated videos, thematic items, and a custom back story 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 version 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.
Reading Comprehension “Escape the Land of the Dead” Escape Room – 4th & 5th Grade
- Dia de los Muertos Story
- Reading Comprehension Passages and Question Sets
- Integrated Storytelling Videos
- Challenge Complete 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
Take a closer look at what this escape room looks like in this video preview.
The Webscape and Google slides versions are self-grading; however, these versions are created to require critical thinking. Students are NOT told which answers are incorrect to prevent guessing and encourage students to think critically about the clues and their responses.
*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
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.