World Languages

Create a Literary Board Game! Higher Level Thinking

In this 5 day class, 55 minutes per day, learners will combine literary and artistic skills to create a full game board based on a favorite novel!
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Class

55 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week

10-14

year olds

2-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will combine creativity, higher level thinking, knowledge of a favorite book, ability to write concise details and artistic and computer skills in the creation of a completed game board. This is a challenging class so follow through is essential. Learners will further their understanding of genre, setting details, main characters, themes, conflicts, plot elements and will begin the process through a graphic organizer to organize their thoughts. Learners will also be practicing concise writing skills, vocabulary choice, and editing.
There will be a homework assignment each day,  Learners creativity and inventiveness is encouraged and critical to the process. The more unique the game is the better!
Day 1 HW: to complete the first draft of the interior of the game board.
Day 2: Assignment to complete interior in full illustration and complete the first draft of the 30 game cards
Day 3: Complete cards for HW and  create the rules for the game,  using models from games students have in their homes.
Day 4:Complete final copy of rules and first draft of all game board squares for Day 5.
Day 5 after class work would be to complete any aspect of the game board that has not been completed.
Please order, as soon as possible, a round framed game board kit number GKT23 from www.barebooks.com $8.75 which includes all supplies for the game. It is essential for the creation of the game.

Please bring the actual book to class each day.

Please bring art supplies, but there is no need to purchase any extra items. Rulers,pencils ,coloring surprise such as colored pencils or crayons work much better than markers. Stencils, Thin Line black Sharpies are a great asset,  but again please don't purchase just for this project. A few rubber bands for the challenge cards is a great help for organization.

A couple of glue sticks would be great.
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Mike PletmanThird fifth sixth grade teacher
440 total reviews
578 completed classes

About Me

There is nothing more exciting than when you see a student think deeply, question ideas, share a knew thought, or explore the meaning of the character’s action/ decision or a quote  or a purpose the author had when writing a novel. Helping... 
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