Writing a Narrative with Jasmine Fidowicz

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Description

What Will I Learn?

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

About Course

Imagine a world where pirates roamed the seven seas! Where will your imagination take you as you write a narrative about a mysterious shipwreck?

Next Generation Standards Covered

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.B Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

Guiding ideas

  1. Who might have been on the ship?
  2. What cargo was it carrying?
  3. Where might the ship have been going?

Student activities

  1.  Students should observe the details of the shipwreck and take notes on what they see.
  2. Students will create a narrative about how the ship ended up in this condition.
  3. Students will then build onto the shipwreck within Minecraft to add details and evidence to support their narrative.
  4. Once complete, take a screenshot, or use the in-game camera and portfolio to create digital illustrations for the student’s stories.

Performance Expectations

The student should be able to:

  1. Complete an informative/explanatory piece of writing that describes the shipwreck and what took place to make it sink.
  2. Make digital illustrations within Minecraft that demonstrate important details from their narrative.

Age level

8 – 10 years old  

Requirements

  • Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, or iPad
  • Access to  Minecraft Education Edition (included FREE with enrollment)

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