“Whodunit” Reading Comprehension Escape Room – 4th & 5th Grade – Digital & Printable



“Whodunit” Reading Comprehension Escape Room – 4th & 5th Grade

⭐ This 4th and 5th grade reading comprehension escape room is a truly immersive experience. Students read short fiction and nonfiction passages and answer skill-based questions as they work their way through a “whodunit” mystery to crack the case. Students must discover four clues to solve this mystery: the manifest, the passport, the menu, and the parcel. In this escape room, students complete four unique challenges. Each challenge requires students to read the fiction and nonfiction passages and then answer the questions to discover clues. Students add their answers to the Mystery Decoder Tool to help them unlock the secret codes and complete challenge.


⭐ 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 “whodunit” 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: Whodunit Mystery backstory, 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:

“Whodunit” Reading Comprehension Escape Room – 4th & 5th Grade

  • Whodunit Mystery Story
  • 4 Reading Comprehension Review Passages and Question Sets
  • Integrated Storytelling Videos
  • Best Detective Certificate
  • Ooops Cards
  • Recording Brochure
  • Answer Key


Digital Version Links

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


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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