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Settings for Stories

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Digital Literacy

Reading and Writing

Inspired by 3 Minecraft biomes, players explore the possibilities of setting in narrative writing.

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July 16, 2020

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

Setting for story possibilities note-catcher

Catch your notes here as you explore Settings for Stories. Please make a copy of this document.

Learning Objectives

  • Players identify the connection between setting and story by asking questions and developing story ideas in 3 different settings.
  • Students imagine world building possibilities in different Minecraft biomes.
  • Students use movie trailers to inspire story ideas and worldbuilding possibilities.

Guiding Ideas

  • How can the varied biomes in Minecraft inspire detailed, imaginative story ideas?
  • How might Minecraft support fiction writing and world building?
  • What inspiration can we draw from world building done by authors or movie directors?

Student Activities

  • Players use a note-catcher on Google docs to make notes as they tour three biomes.
  • Players use the four in-game settings they experience to identify writing opportunities and world building possibilities.
  • Players build to reflect on Minecraft as a site of prototyping during world building.

 

Performance Expectations

  • Students make connections between the biomes they visit and the story possibilities they sketch.
  • Students can distinguish between storytelling and world building.
  • Students build in the game to illustrate their ideas for telling a story or building a world.

 

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

Setting for story possibilities note-catcher

Catch your notes here as you explore Settings for Stories. Please make a copy of this document.