Review Lord of the Flies and engage your students in a fun, exciting, and hands-on escape room breakout activity! This escape room includes 6 different tasks to help your students review content from William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies.
This download includes teacher directions, student directions, all of the printable resources necessary to hold an escape activity in your classroom (including a paper answer key)
Task 1 CLOSE READ
Students complete a close read activity by answering multiple-choice questions.
Task 2 CHARACTERIZATION
Students match together characters with their correct descriptions and quotes.
Task 3 PLOT
Students sort seven different quotes from the novel along the plot diagram.
Task 4 SYMBOLISM
Students complete a brief word maze at the beginning of this task to learn about Lord of the Flies as an allegory. Then, students match up symbols to their meanings.
Task 5 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Students answer multiple-choice questions about Golding’s use of figurative language.
Task 6 DECODE THE MESSAGE
Students use the Cipher Wheel or the Decoder to decode a secret message from Piggy from the book.
DURING THE ESCAPE
Students will complete six different Lord of the Flies tasks that rely on decoding, matching, sorting, multiple-choice questions, and unlocking a hidden message. This escape room is for novel review at the end of the unit.
HELP FOR PREP
For some of the activities, I included low-prep and standard-prep options to help you save time!
Check out my Lord of the Flies teaching materials.