Compare & Contrast – Pyramid Tomb Escape Room – 2nd & 3rd Grade
⭐ This 2nd and 3rd grade compare and contrast nonfiction texts escape room is a truly immersive experience. Students read short passages and answer compare and contrast skill-based questions as they work their way through the desert to find a pyramid temple. Students must find the temple, follow the hieroglyphics, meet the mummy, and find the Pharaoh’s mask to succeed in this activity. In this escape room, students complete four unique challenges. Each challenge requires students to compare and contrast key points of multiple passages. Students add their answers to the Mummy Decoder Tool to help them unlock the secret codes and complete each challenge.
⭐ 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 Mummy 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 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.
Compare and Contrast – Pyramid Tomb Escape Room – 2nd & 3rd
- Egyptologist Mission Letter.
- Challenge #1: Compare and contrast the key points and details of two passages to find the tomb.
- Challenge #2: Compare and contrast the key points and details of two passages to follow the hieroglyphs into the tomb.
- Challenge #3: Compare and contrast the key points and details of two passages to meet the mummy.
- Challenge #4: Compare and contrast the key points and details of two passages to find the Pharaoh mask.
- Mission 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
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.