8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Identify how words and phrases supply meaning to a story, create your own narrative, and build an underground world in Minecraft.
May 16, 2018
Fantastic Mr. Fox Minecraft World File
Minecraft world file to support teaching Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Even the smallest of ideas can become the most amazing creations! Every year the Imaginormous Challange invites youth to write 100 word stories.
Additional Lesson Plans
Additional Lesson Plans to teach about Roald Dahl’s children’s stories.
Coordinates to find all of the landmarks in the Fantastic Mr. Fox world.
Introduce yourself to the class using a new name including alliteration. For example: “My name is Serious Sam Smith.” Write it on the board and underline the ‘S’ for emphasis. Have the students each think of an alliterative adjective for their name. Have the students walk around the room and introduce themselves to each other using their alliterative names. Have students share their favorite names with the rest of the class.
Review with the students the ending of Fantastic Mr. Fox. What happened? What do you think the animals will do next? Tell the students they will be continuing the story by building an underground home for the animals so that they can live in peace.
Brainstorm with the class:
What types of buildings and resources would the animals need to be self-sufficient living underground?
What types of modifications would make a house more comfortable for different animals?
Have the students choose an animal and create an alliterative name for them. Have the students load the Fantastic Mr. Fox Minecraft world. After loading, find the tunnel under the fox home that leads to the large underground free build area. Students will create a home for their new character. Encourage them to include elements that relate to their name and type of animal.
Once the students have completed building, re-read the poem that describes the farmers out to get Mr. Fox:
Boggis and Bunce and Bean
One fat, one short, one lean.
These horrible crooks
So different in looks
Were none the less equally mean.
Have the students work in groups or individually to write a short poem about their characters.
To finish the lesson, have the students show the class their animals home and read their poems aloud.
See below for further extension activities using the Fantastic Mr. Fox Minecraft world.
June 11, 2018 12:58 AM
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