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Escape Room Reading Comprehension | Johnny Appleseed Reading



Can your students work in teams to use reading comprehension skills in order to collect all the Johnny Appleseed related items? This is a fun reading comprehension escape activity that will have your students engaged and LOVING every minute of reading practice and review! It’s time for Johnny Appleseed reading!

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All problems in this challenge are related to Johnny Appleseed and require students to use reading comprehension skills.

This engaging, high-interest Reading Escape Challenge includes these printable activities:

  • Teacher Directions
  • Johnny Appleseed Collection Sheet
  • Task #1: Johnny Appleseed Reading Passage and Questions
  • Task #2: Johnny Appleseed History Timeline
  • Task #3: Informational Table
  • Task #4: Fact and Opinion
  • Task #5: Word Search
  • Challenge Champion Printables (for making applesauce prizes)
  • Official Reading Master Award Certificates
  • Answer Keys

Students can work in teams or individually to complete all 5 tasks. As they complete each of the 5 tasks, they will bring you their answers and you will quickly check them. If they are correct, you will hand them a Johnny Appleseed item (printed on the provided page) and the next task. They continue this process until all 5 tasks are completed. When they finish, they are “Official Johnny Appleseed Champions” and you can give them a prize or an award.

Use the provided Challenge Champions Prize printables with individual containers of applesauce to make fun prizes for students!

There are no locks, no hiding of objects, or any extra prep work. The beauty of this escape activity is that it is very low prep. Just make your copies, organize your teams, label your treats (if you want to give prizes), and you’re set!

Of course, some fun music and decorations also help set the stage if you want.

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Shelly Rees


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