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  • Escape the Haunted House! You were out trick-or-treating with your friends on Halloween and decided to visit the spooky haunted house on the hill. You tiptoed up the long, spooky path and rang the doorbell. The creaky door swung open and without thinking you crept inside in search of treats. Just then, the door slammed shut behind you with a bang! You tried to open it but found it was locked. You could be locked in the haunted house all night!

    Solve the clues and puzzles hidden in each room of the house and reveal the keypad code needed to open the door.

    The clues could be anywhere in the haunted house and there are ghosts and ghouls everywhere so you need to keep your eyes peeled and your wits about you!

    Good luck!

  • The Rules • You can work in small groups.

    • Work together to solve the clues as you find them.

    • Record your answer on the answer sheet.

    • Solve all ten clues to reveal the keypad code.

    • Check your answer with your teacher and find out if you can escape the haunted house!

  • Clue for Digit 1

    How many of these words can be made into new words by adding the suffix -ness?

    Four words can be made into new words by adding the suffix –ness. They are darkness, sadness, rudeness and illness.

    The first digit of the code is

    dark ghost pumpkin ill

    witch treat sad cat

    worm rude spider spell

    dark ghost pumpkin ill

    witch treat sad cat

    worm rude spider spell

    4

  • Clue for Digit 2

    Some of these pairs of words can be turned into contractions. How many?

    Six of these words can be turned into contractions. They become can’t, he’d, we’re, I’m, didn’t and she’ll.

    6

    can not they fly he did we are

    trick or I am pumpkin patch black cat

    did not hocus pocus dress up she will

    can not they fly he did we are

    trick or I am pumpkin patch black cat

    did not hocus pocus dress up she will

    The second digit of the code is

  • Clue for Digit 3

    Some of these words can be combined together to make compound words. How many compound words can you make in total?

    Ten of the words can be combined together to make compound words (creating five words). They are cobweb, midnight, broomstick,

    witchcraft and tombstone.

    5

    cob mid stick chills

    witch web fangs stone

    night scary craft moon

    goblin broom tomb fog

    cob mid stick chills

    witch web fangs stone

    night scary craft moon

    goblin broom tomb fog

    The third digit of the code is

  • Clue for Digit 4 Can you choose the correct co-ordinating conjunction (or, and or but) to complete these sentences? How many times is the conjunction but used?

    Next year shall I dress up as a vampire bat ___ a witch’s cat? Everything is covered in dust ___ the doors all creak eerily.

    I want to go home ___ we are locked inside this creepy house! Would you like a bowl of treats ___ would you like a nasty trick?

    I heard something ___ my friend heard something too. I love Halloween ___ this is getting seriously scary...

    Do you think we’ll crack the code ___ will we be locked in here forever?

    Two of the sentences use the conjunction but. They are ‘I want to go home but we are locked inside this creepy house!’ and ‘I love Halloween but this is getting seriously scary...’

    The fourth digit of the code is 2

    Next year shall I dress up as a vampire bat or a witch’s cat? Everything is covered in dust and the doors all creak eerily.

    I want to go home but we are locked inside this creepy house! Would you like a bowl of treats or would you like a nasty trick?

    I heard something and my friend heard something too. I love Halloween but this is getting seriously scary...

    Do you think we’ll crack the code or will we be locked in here forever?

  • Clue for Digit 5

    Can you choose the correct subordinating conjunction (if, that or because) to complete these sentences? How many times is the

    conjunction because used?

    I am dressing up as a spider _______ it will give my dad a fright. We can go trick-or-treating _______ we are back before it gets dark.

    They snuck into the house _______ is said to be haunted. I like Halloween _______ is so much fun!

    We will look back and laugh at this _______ we ever get out of here! I can’t see anything in here _______ it’s so dark.

    Three of the sentences use the conjunction because. They are ‘I am dressing up as a spider because it will give my dad a fright.’, ‘I like Halloween because it is so much fun!’ and ‘I can’t see anything in here because it’s so dark.’

    The fifth digit of the code is 3

    I am dressing up as a spider because it will give my dad a fright. We can go trick-or-treating if we are back before it gets dark.

    They snuck into the house that is said to be haunted. I like Halloween because it is so much fun!

    We will look back and laugh at this if we ever get out of here! I can’t see anything in here because it’s so dark.

  • Clue for Digit 6

    These sentences are all missing punctuation. Can you add in the punctuation and find out how many of these sentences are

    exclamation sentences?

    Do you turn into a wolf when the moon is full How high the witch flew on her broomstick The ghost played a pesky prank on everyone

    Do you want to make a Halloween pizza with me The ghosts are actually quite friendly

    How many people came to the pumpkin carving party

    One of these sentences is an exclamation sentence. It is ‘How high the witch flew on her broomstick!’

    The sixth digit of the code is 1

    Do you turn into a wolf when the moon is full? How high the witch flew on her broomstick! The ghost played a pesky prank on everyone.

    Do you want to make a Halloween pizza with me? The ghosts are actually quite friendly.

    How many people came to the pumpkin carving party?

  • Clue for Digit 7

    The wizard’s spells are not working! This is because he’s forgotten to use commas in lists. How many commas are missing?

    “Toad worm frog and bat. Turn this child into a rat!” “Snake flower leaf and toe. Turn the teacher into a crow!” “Hair nail mud and a wish. Turn your friend into a fish!” “Lizard beetle cat and newt. Turn this house into a boot!”

    Eight commas are missing from the spells.

    The seventh digit of the code is 8

    “Toad, worm, frog and bat. Turn this child into a rat!” “Snake, flower, leaf and toe. Turn the teacher into a crow!” “Hair, nail, mud and a wish. Turn your friend into a fish!” “Lizard, beetle, cat and newt. Turn this house into a boot!”

  • Clue for Digit 8

    How many expanded noun phrases can you find in this story?

    There once lived two terrible, terrifying ghosts. They loved nothing more than playing nasty, mean tricks on people. One windy, moonlit Halloween night the ghosts decided to play the

    ultimate trick on some innocent, unsuspecting children. They hid behind a crumbling, ancient gravestone and when the children

    walked past they jumped out and shouted, “Boo!”

    There are five expanded noun phrases in the story. They are terrible, terrifying ghosts; nasty, mean tricks; windy, moonlit Halloween night;

    innocent, unsuspecting children and crumbling, ancient gravestone.

    The eighth digit of the code is 5

    There once lived two terrible, terrifying ghosts. They loved nothing more than playing nasty, mean tricks on people. One

    windy, moonlit Halloween night the ghosts decided to play the ultimate trick on some innocent, unsuspecting children. They hid behind a crumbling, ancient gravestone and when the children

    walked past they jumped out and shouted, “Boo!”

  • Clue for Digit 9

    There are lots of common exception words spelt incorrectly in this story. How many spelling mistakes can you spot?

    Darren invited evrybodee in his class to his house for an apple-bobbing party. He warned the childrin to wear owld klothes because they

    might get wet. It was a lot of fun bobbing for apples but mowst of them got covered in warter! If you got a hwole apple you could eat it

    with shugar. It was like Krismas!

    There are nine spelling mistakes in the story. The correct spellings are: everybody, children, old, clothes, most, water, whole, sugar, Christmas.

    The ninth digit of the code is 9

    Darren invited evrybodee in his class to his house for an apple-bobbing party. He warned the childrin to wear owld klothes

    because they might get wet. It was a lot of fun bobbing for apples but mowst of them got covered in warter! If you got a hwole apple you

    could eat it with shugar. It was like Krismas!

  • Clue for Digit 10

    How many of these sentences are written in the past progressive tense?

    The witch rides her broomstick past the moon. (simple present tense) We went trick-or-treating last year and it was fine! (simple past tense) The children are looking for the last clue. (present progressive tense)

    We were looking all over the house for the final clue. (past progressive tense) I looked in the basement. (simple past tense)

    The clue was hiding inside a dusty chest. (past progressive tense) We are going to get out of here! (present progressive tense)

    Two sentences ar