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Leagues of Literacy

All Ages

Gaming

Reading and Writing

Technology

Getting male and sometimes female students to write a descriptive and interesting fantasy story can be difficult. Welcome to Leagues of Literacy!

avatar Submitted By: Benjamin Kelly

January 30, 2017

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Supporting Files

Project Title Card


Title Card

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Screen Shot Spawn


Spawn Screen shot

Spawn point Cathedral


Cathedral ( /tp 35 64 191)

Town shot


fantasy town shot

Learning Objectives

  • Students will explore a huge fantasy map and create a written piece of science fiction based on their Minecraft adventures.
  • Students will name characters, locations and any other strange encountered things creatively for their writing piece.
  • Students will read and offer improvements for other students

Guiding Ideas

Can immersive literacy prompts generate quality science fiction from students?

Does experiencing virtual events lead to better story telling and understanding?

When each student has a voice using the same writing prompt can a number of storylines be created?

Will students take more pride in their science fiction writing after having virtually lived the experience?

Student Activities

Spawn in an impressive cathedral ( /tp 35 64 191) and the story experience starts the moment the students leaves the cathedral to start their adventure.... or right away! There may be mobs in the church!

Students experience an immersive adventure and translate that into a written science fiction piece of writing.

Students should explain in great detail the fantasy world so that someone who hasn't seen it can imagine the world the author explored.

Students write of locations, feelings, other player interactions, inspiring and frightening sights and the fantasy aspects of the world.

Students tell one or a series of short fantasy tales based on the happenings on their adventures.

Students trade and offer improvements on other students' writing using the same .MCWORLD file prompt.

Students publish their writing to a public forum when finished.

Performance Expectations

1. Students will explore the Leagues of Literacy world based on the Skrimville file.

2. Students will translate immersive happenings into descriptive science fiction writing.

3. Students will share and offer improvements on writing with other students who used the same virtual writing prompt.

4. Students will share their science fiction beyond the classroom.

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Supporting Files

Project Title Card


Title Card

Screenshot 1


SS1

Screen Shot Spawn


Spawn Screen shot

Spawn point Cathedral


Cathedral ( /tp 35 64 191)

Town shot


fantasy town shot