league of Literacy

Join us in supporting literacy with this new build challenge and curriculum offered in partnership with Random House and supported by the National Literacy Trust. Students are challenged to build a shelter inspired by the first official Minecraft novel, Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks.

Step by step

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Setup Minecraft: Education Edition

Sign up to receive the text

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Sign up to receive the text

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Read the text and challenge prompt

Get ready to submit

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Get ready to submit

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Step 1: Set up Minecraft: education edition

Make sure you have the latest version installed. You can check your version and update if necessary with these instructions.

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Step 2: Sign up to receive the text

Request a free copy of the text for your students. Minecraft: The Island  tells the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must brave the harsh, unfamiliar environment to survive.

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Step 3: Read the text and challenge prompt

Challenge students to build their own unique Minecraft shelter by drawing on descriptions from the text.

Watch the challenge
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STEP 4: Get ready to submit

To submit, each student or group must create a short video showing their Minecraft build and explain their use of the six P's featured in the text: Planning, Preparing, Prioritizing, Practice, Patience, and Perseverance. Submissions are open April 25 to June 1, 2022.

Prizes available in U.S. only, full details available here.

Submit your video
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