Thursday, November 20, 2014

GiverCraft: Reading for Evidence


The GiverCraft game has begun. The first task is to create the community for the "Nine" characters -- the world the child would live in. Our sixth grade students have read the book -- they're amazed how plain a gray and white world is, how keeping people safe has so many rules, and how being the same means not having so much.

No storms? Nope.
No sunburns? Nope.
No sun? Nope.
No color? Nope.

How will we build our community? 

The students dug into their memories of the book, finding the page numbers for the places needed for a "Nine." The read about the buildings and what they looked like.

"Let's draw a map."


Students are busy creating buildings for the community in MineCraftEDU based on evidence from the story, a Common Core State Standard.  Here's what they've built so far:

The Central Plaza:


Inside the plaza for meetings:



Notice how grey and and white everything is -- no color; just like the book. Even the tables and chairs. We've almost finished with our other buildings on the map.

What will our next task be?

Who said reading isn't fun?

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