Summarizing Stories Escape Room: Alice in Wonderland
⭐ This 4th and 5th grade summarizing stories escape room is a truly immersive experience. Students navigate their way to the Mad Hatter’s Annual Tea Party by finding the magic mushroom, unlocking the door, winning a game of croquet against the queen, and locating the Cheshire Cat. Students complete four unique challenges. Each challenge requires students to use summarizing skills. Students add their answers to the Secret Wonderland Decoder Tool to help them unlock the secret code and complete each challenge. Students earn items used to determine the location of the tea party and earn their official invitation certificate.
⭐Comes in both digital Google Slides and printable versions, so it’s perfect for classroom and distance learning. In the digital version, the Secret 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 an Alice in Wonderland storyline come together to engage students while developing and enforcing summarizing 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 passage and question set in groups or individually.
✏️ Immersive Experience: Alice in Wonderland 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 on key summarizing 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.
Alice in Wonderland Escape Room
- Print and Digital Directions
- Invitation letter to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
- Challenge #1: Determine the theme to find the magic mushroom
- Challenge #2: Determine the details that support the theme to unlock the door
- Challenge #3: Identify the correct summary of a text to win the game of croquet
- Challenge #4: Theme and summary challenge to find the invisible cat
- Escaping Wonderland 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 on a 4th and 5th grade level.