⭐ This 2nd & 3rd grade main idea skill focused digital escape room is a truly immersive experience. Students navigate their way through wizard school by completing four unique challenges. Each challenge requires students to use main idea and supporting details to answer questions. Students add their answers to Merlin’s Secret Decoder Tool to help them unlock the secret code and complete each challenge. Students earn items used to defeat the evil sorcerer Alwanna and graduate from wizard school.
⭐This main idea focused escape room comes in both digital Google Slides and printable versions, so it’s perfect for classroom and distance learning. Students read short passages and answer questions that focus on main idea and supporting detail skills. In the digital version, Merlin’s Secret Decoder is a Google Sheet that self corrects and tells each student when they can continue to the next challenge.
⭐ Integrated videos, magical items, and a wizarding storyline come together to engage students while developing and enforcing main idea skills.
*Please note: This does include embedded videos that are hosted via YouTube. Please ensure you and your students have access to YouTube.
✏️ 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 main idea focused question in groups or individually.
✏️ Immersive Experience: Wizarding school backstory, dynamic challenges, and engaging videos provide positive reinforcement and keep students engaged and focused.
✏️Skill Focused: Each short passage and question set was written to focus specifically on main idea. Students learn and practice both main idea and supporting details skills.
✏️Scaffolded Challenges: Challenges increase in difficulty as students progress through the escape room.
✏️No Prep/ Low Prep: Digital version requires NO PREP. Printable version is low prep.: Just print the pages, place in folders, and go. Printable version has option to incorporate technology and videos through QR codes.
Merlin’s Magical Wizarding School Escape Room
- Invitation letter to Merlin’s Magical Wizarding School
- Library to Store Special Items
- Challenge #1: Find the stated main idea to find the Spell Book.
- Challenge #2: Find the supporting details to discover the Magic Wand.
- Challenge #3: Find the implicit main idea to mix the Magic Potion.
- Challenge #4: Multi-paragraph main idea and details challenge to defeat the sorcerer Alwina.
- Certificate of Graduation
- Ooops Cards
- Merlin’s Main Idea Magic Recording Brochure
- Answer Key
Please Note: This escape room is the same as the 4th and 5th grade version, but with passages on a 2nd and 3rd grade level.