8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
In this lesson,
December 1, 2016
Using Minecraft to support Literacy
Guide to using Minecraft to support literacy.
Instructions for the students.
Guidance for the teacher.
Example sentence starters, verbs, connectives etc.
Empty build arena.
The students may have heard of YouTubers such as stampylonghead and CaptainSparklez, all famous for their Minecraft tutorials. But what they might not know is that, before uploading their tutorials to YouTube, they plan what they are going to say and do first as well as write down step-by-step instructions to refer back to as they record their videos.
In this lesson, students are challenged to build a basic structure or simple red stone contraption and write down a set of step-by-step instructions for others to follow so that they can re-create their build.
Students are encouraged to use time connectives and include some imperative (bossy) verbs in their instructions. Some examples of time connectives and imperative verbs have been included to help students with their writing.
When writing their instructions, students should:
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