3-5 yrs old
6-7 yrs old
8-10 yrs old
Art and Design
Reading and Writing
In this lesson, students identify a setting and then create a space in Minecraft where a story can take place.
October 25, 2016
Top Ten Settings In Childrens Books
•Using Minecraft, students build a setting for a story they will write later.
• Note: Students can work with classmates to create the same setting in Minecraft and still end up with very different stories.
• Students write a detailed description of their Minecraft world, or a narrative that utilizes a detailed description as the setting for their story.
• Screenshots or screencast of world • Written story or detailed description • Class discussion or individual written reflection of learning o Make a T-Chart for what elements of setting were easy and difficult to incorporate in the Minecraft world. o Make a T-Chart for what elements of setting were easy and difficult to incorporate in the written story or description. o Allow students to reflect upon how detailed elements of setting can enhance writing. Allow time for students to share favorite parts of their story or description with each other.
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