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A DAY WITH OPINIONATED OLIVER

Topic: State an opinion and support it with evidence

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W4.1, RL4.1, RI4.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W5.1

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DANCE

Topic: SHAKESPEARE

  • Content Area: ELA, SHAKESPEARE
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

A VISIT TO THE FOREST PRESERVE

Topic: Use details to develop settings, experiences, characters, events (including dialogue)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W4.3, W4.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W5.3

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Topic: Verbs (Compound)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.B, L.8.1.C

ALL ABOARD

Topic: Describe people, places, things and events in a narrative

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WK.3, SLK.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W1.3

AN ARTFUL CONTEST

Topic: Verb tenses

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.B

ANIMAL RUN-ON AROUND

Topic: Run-on Sentences

  • CONTENT: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3

APOSTROPHE APPAREL

Topic: Apostrophes

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.2

ARE WE THERE YET?

Topic: Determine the text type of a given text based on its features

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RLK.5, RLK.6, RIK.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL1.5

ARGUMENTATIVE AI

Topic: Argumentative Writing

  • CONTENT AREA: ELA, Argumentative Writing
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: High School
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1.A Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the cla

BACK ON THE GRAMMAR TRAIL

Topic: Connotations—positive and negative

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.5.C

BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

Topic: Figurative Language

  • CONTENT AREA: ELA, Figurative Language
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.B

BON VOYAGE

Topic: Language

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. L2.1, L3.1, L2.2, L3.2, L2.3, L2.4, L3.4

BOOKSTORE APP BUGS

Topic: Quotation marks

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.2

BOSSY BESSY

Topic: Identify text evidence that supports an opinion in informational text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI2.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI3.6, RL3.6

BOWLING PARTY

Topic: Write simple and compound sentences; rearrange/rephrase them to make connections to other sentences

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L2.1, L2.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L3.1

BRAILLE PARTY

Topic: Louis Braille’s Birthday: January 4, 1809 (companion to "Happy Birthday, Mr. Braille!" physical game)

  • CONTENT AREA: Media Literacy; Braille (digital companion to physical game "Happy Birthday, Mr. Braille")
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-6

BREAKING DIGITAL LOVE: ROMEO AND JULIET

Topic: Romeo and Juliet

  • CONTENT AREA: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: High School
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.10, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.1

BREAKING LOVE: ROMEO AND JULIET

Topic: SHAKESPEARE

  • Content Area: ELA, Shakespeare
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.10

BREAKOUT THE BRACELETS (Active/Passive Voice)

  • Content Area: ELA, Active/Passive Voice, Verb Mood
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School
  • Standards: CCSS 8 1b, CCSS 8 1c

BUG DISCOVERY

Topic: Identify and explain the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI1.3, RL1.3

CAESAR'S CIPHERS!

Topic: English Language Arts (British Literature): Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

  • CONTENT AREA: English Language Arts (British Literature); Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 7-12
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.10

CAFE CHAOS

Topic: Reading Informational Text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RFK,1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF1.3, RF1.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF1.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RFK.1, RIK.5

CAMEL SEES THE OCEAN

Topic: Identify sensory words and words that communicate different emotions in a text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL1.4

CAMPING TIME

Topic: Writing

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WK.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WK.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W1.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WK.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W1, .1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WK.3, SLK.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W1.3

CAMPOUT FUN

Topic: Read grade-appropriate words with and without affixes

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF2.3, RF2.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF3.3, RF3.4, L3.4

CAN I HAVE A SLEEPOVER?

Topic: State an opinion supported with multiple justifications (including facts/information) to support it

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W2.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W3.1, W3.8

ChECK YOUR FACTS: ELIMINATE OPINIONS

Topic: FACT OR OPINION

  • Content Area: ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

COMICS CRUSADER!

Topic: Library/Media, Copyright

  • CONTENT AREA: Library/Media Literacy, Copyright
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-12
  • STANDARDS: ISTE 2c: Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

COMPETITION CHAOS

Topic: Direct and Indirect Objects

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.1

COMPOUND HAILSTORM COMMOTION

Topic: Sentences: compound subject

  • CONTENT AREA: ELA, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVEL: Grades 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.4

COMRADE NAPOLEON

Topic: ANIMAL FARM

  • Game Designer: Jesscia Vandergrift
  • Content Area: ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

CONNIE CONTEXT'S CONFECTIONERY

Topic: Use context clues/text resources to determine the meaning of domain-specific or academic vocabulary

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L4.4, L4.5, RL4.4, RI4.4

DANNY PLAYS PUTT-PUTT

Topic: Identify characters, setting and major events in a narrative text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RLK.2, RLK.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL1.3, RL1.7, RL1.1, RL 1.2

DOWNTOWN GRAMMARVILLE SCAVENGER HUNT

Topic: Parts of Speech

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6,7,8

DR. ANDY MALL

Topic: Identify the main idea and details of a text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RIK.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI1.1, RI1.2

DR. CLOVER'S AMAZING DISCOVERY

Topic: Reading Informational Text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading Informational Text
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF5

DR. SAM H. ABITAT'S PRESENTATION PROBLEM

Topic: Identify and summarize the main idea, theme, and supporting details in informational text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI4.2, RL4.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL5.2, RI5.2

END MARKS, ELLIPSES, AND EPHONES

Topic: End marks and ellipsis

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.2.A

ESCAPE THE BIG, BAD WOLF

Topic: Fairy Tales

  • CONTENT AREA: Early Elementary ELA - Fairy Tales
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: PreK-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.8 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.9 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.R

EXCLAMATORY EVAN STRIKES AGAIN!

Topic: Sentence Types & Punctuation (companion to physical game "Exclamatory Evan")

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary ELA - Punctuation/Sentence Types (companion to physical game "Exclamatory Evan")
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2

EXCURSION ISLAND

Topic: ELA, Context Clues

  • CONTENT AREA: ELA/Reading, Context Clues
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-7
  • STANDARDS: ‎CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1 · ‎CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4 · ‎CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5.c

FEEDING TIME

Topic: Read common high-frequency words, as well as 1- and 2-syllable words with short vowels

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RFK.3, RFK.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF1.3, RF1.4

FIND MY IDENTITY

Topic: COPYRIGHT

  • Content Area: Library, Copyright
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School

FIRED UP ABOUT FIREWORKS

Topic: Subject Complements

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.3

FLOWER SHOP FRENZY

Topic: Valentine's Day

  • CONTENT AREA: Holiday; Valentine's Day
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: High School

FORGONTS

Topic: Text Features

  • Content Area: ELA, Text Features
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

FRAGMENT FAIR FRENZY

Topic: Sentence Fragments

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.1.C

FREE KING LEAR

Topic: Shakespeare: King Lear

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Literature
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 8-12

FREE PEOPLE THINK AND READ FREELY! (Intellectual Freedom)

  • Content Area: Library Skills, ELA, Intellectual Freeedom
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School/Adult

Get Me Home (if You Can)

Topic: A Travel Adventure

  • CONTENT AREA: General Interest, Teambuilding
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Middle School - Adult
  • Written for the American Library Association's International Game Week

GLORIOUS GLACIER PARK CAMP

Topic: Glacier National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies/Science, Geography; Glacier National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Topic: Great Smoky Mtn National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: Social Studies/US Regions- Use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places; Create regions to interpret Earth’s comp

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BRAILLE!

Topic: Louis Braille's Birthday: January 4, 1809

  • CONTENT AREA: Louis Braille’s Birthday; Braille
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: Small groups of 5-6 Students per group
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8

HAWAII OR BUST!

Topic: Common Errors (Homophones)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6,7,8

HELPLESS HAMLET

Topic: SHAKESPEARE

  • Content Area: ELA, SHAKESPEARE
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6-12.2

HOLIDAY HUSTLE

Topic: Holiday; Christmas

  • CONTENT AREA: Christmas, ELA
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-6
  • STANDARDS: ELA CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.A Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.A Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a wor

HOT AIR BALLOON CONTEST

Topic: Read and write basic sentences with proper punctuation

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.LK.1, LK.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L1.1g, L1.2

HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE?

Topic: Generate basic structure of informational text (introduction, supporting details, conclusion)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W2.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W3.2, W3.4

Idiom Bandits

Topic: Idioms

  • Content Area: ELA, Idioms
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.B Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

IT'S NOT FICTION

Topic: Non-Fiction Text Features

  • CONTENT: Non-Fiction Text Features
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-6
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.5 Use text feat

KEYLA'S DAY AT THE BEACH

Topic: Use perfect/simple verb tenses, various conjunctions, interjections and prepositions accurately

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L5.1

KEYLA'S FARM ADVENTURE

Topic: Edit for subject/verb agreement and the use of double negatives, capitalization, punctuation

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L4.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W5.5, L5.1, L5.2

LASER TAG LEADERBOARD

Topic: Regular and irregular verbs (present, present participle, past, and past participle)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.A

LAZY DAY MYSTERY

Topic: Analyze Text Organization and Structure; Identify Main Ideas and Themes

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL3

LEFT LOCKED OUT

Topic: Punctuation & Capitalization

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6,7,8

LET'S AGREE ON A RIDE!

Topic: Subject verb agreement

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA.L.7.3

LIBRARY MIX-UP

Topic: Explain how written words are organized on pages

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RFK.1,CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RIK.5

LOCKSTAR BAKERY BAKE OFF

Topic: Writing, Revision, Generating (Informational Text, Narratives, Opinion Pieces)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W5

LOST AT THE GRAMMARVILLE FAIR

Topic: Sentences

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6,7,8

LOST IN LUGGAGE

Topic: Who or Whom

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.1

LOST ON THE GRAMMAR TRAIL

Topic: Grammar

  • CONTENT AREA: Grammar, Common Grammar Mistakes
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 6-12
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

LOST TREASURE OF ONE-EYED JACK

Topic: Write a narrative that includes at least 3 events in chronological order, descriptive language, and dialogue

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W2.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W3.3

LYRIC LOCKDOWN

Topic: Figurative Language

  • CONTENT AREA: ELA, Figurative Language
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 7-12
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.5.A Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text.

MAKE LEARNING MAGICAL!

Topic: Teambuilding, Book Study

  • Game Designer: Ann Brucker, Tisha Richmond
  • Content Area: Professional Development (companion to "Make Learning Magical" by Tisha Richmond)
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group
  • Recommended Ages: Adult

MESSY CLASS PROBLEM

Topic: Reading fluency

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RFK, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF1

MIDWAY FUN AND GAMES

Topic: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Conventions
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L2.2

MIX UP IN THE LIBRARY: A TALE OF MANY GENRES

Topic: Genres

  • Content Area: ELA, Reading, Genres
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.10, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10

MIXED UP TALES

Topic: Identify the main idea and supporting details of a story (including myths, folktales, legends, etc)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.2, RI2.2, RI2.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL3.2, RI3.2, RI3.5

MOVIE MANIA

Topic: Conjunctions and interjections

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.A

MOVIE TIME

Topic: Identify and support an opinion

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WK.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W1.1

Mystery at Sugar Hollow Farm

  • Game Designer: Roberta Wetzel
  • Content Area: ELA
  • Recommended Ages: Middle Grades

MYTHOLOGY, MUSEUMS, AND MAYHEM

Topic: Greek Mythology

  • Content Area: ELA, Greek Mythology
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; pro

NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC

Topic: Use plural nouns, reflexive pronouns, and past tense verbs correctly

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L2.1

NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY

Topic: Identify plot, setting, theme, character, major events in narrative text (fables, folktales, etc)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL2.1, RL2.2, RL2.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL3.3

OFF TO THE MOVIES

Topic: Identify and explain how text elements (including illustrations) relate to one another

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL2.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL3.5, RL3.7, RI3.3, RI3.8

ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

Topic: Describe a narrator's point of view, and how he/she/it describes/influences the events in a story

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL4.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL5.6

PANDEMIC PANIC

Topic: Writing and Research

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing, Research
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): Writing and Research

PARK RHYME TIME

Topic: Produce rhyming words and blend sounds to say 1-syllable words

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA.RFK.2, CCSS.ELA.RF1.2

PET DAY MISHAP

Topic: Language

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.LK.1, LK.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L1.1g, L1.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.LK.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L1.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.LK.2 c & d, RFK.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF1.3

PET SHOP SELECTION

Topic: Compare multiple accounts of the same events of multiple texts with similar themes and topics

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI4.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI5.5, RI5.6, RL5.6, RL5.9

PUTT PUTT PARTICIPLES AND MORE!

Topic: Verbs (action, linking) and Verbals (gerunds, participles, and infinitives)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Langage Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.A

QUARANTINE QUANDARY

Topic: Citations—parenthetical and bibliography

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.8

Raiders of the Lost Locker

Topic: Upper Elementary Teambuilding

  • Game Designer: Breakout EDU Team
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary, Middle School

RELEASE THE TEXT FEATURES

Topic: ELA, Text Features

  • Content Area: ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

RENEGADE ROOTS OF LATIN AND GREEK

Topic: Greek and Latin Roots

  • CONTENT AREA: ELA, Greek and Latin Roots
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-8
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4-L.8.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.A-L.8.4.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.B-L.8.4.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.C-L.8.4.C, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.D-L.8.4.D

RHYME RACE 1000

Topic: Rhyming Words (companion to physical game "Rhyme Race 500")

  • CONTENT AREA: Early Elementary Language, Rhyming Words (companion to physical game "Rhyme Race 500")
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A- Recognize and produce rhyming words.

ROLLER SKATING SURPRISE

Topic: Nouns (Proper vs Common) and Pronouns

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1

ROOTS TO THE RESCUE (Greek Roots)

  • Content Area: ELA, Greek Roots, Latin Roots
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4.b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede).

SALLY THE SEA STAR

Topic: Reading Literature

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RLK,1

SAVE THE DAY

Topic: Figurative Language: Idioms

  • CONTENT AREA: ELA - Idioms (Figurative Language)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-8
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.A Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.

SAVE THE PLANET: CAUSE AND EFFECT (Cause and Effect)

  • Content Area: English Language Arts, Science, Math
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI,3.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.5

SAY WHAT?

Topic: Figurative Language

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Figurative Language
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-6
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4 · ‎CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1 · ‎CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3

SENTENCE STRUCTURE RACE

Topic: Edit passages of text for capitalization, punctuation (including contractions), and spelling

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Conventions
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W2.5, L2.2, L2.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L3.2, W3.5

SET THE STORIES STRAIGHT!

Topic: Compare versions of the same story/stories of same topic; identify main ideas/supporting details

  • CONTENTS AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL2.9, RI2.9 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI3.9, RL3.9

SHARP SECURITY

Topic: Adjective or Adverb

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1

Silly, Snacky Sight Words

Topic: Sight Words

  • AUTHOR: Cori Henry
  • CONTEN AREA: Reading, Sight Words
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: PreK-2

SKATE NIGHT

Topic: Use context clues, roots, affixes and synonyms to identify the meaning of unknown words

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.4, L.2.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL3.4, RI3.4, L3.4

SOLVE CAESAR

Topic: English Literature; Shakespeare

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Literature
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 8-12

SPACE TRUTHS

Topic: Explain how text features (including illustrations) can be used to support meaning in text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RLK.7, RIK.7 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI1.5, RI1.6

SPELLING BEE

Topic: Spell simple words using phonetics, vowel patterns and digraphs

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.LK.2.C, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.LK.2.D, RFK.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF1.3

SPOOKY SOUNDS OF THE HAUNTED MANSION

Topic: Syllables

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary English/Language Arts, Syllables
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: Whole class or small groups
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.B Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.C Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.D Use knowledge that every syllab

STRUCTURE THAT TEXT! GAMESHOW

Topic: Describe the organizational structure of text; explain how text features help to understand a text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading Informational Text
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI4.5, RI4.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI5.3, RL5.3, RI5.5, RL5.5

STUCK IN NARINFOR

Topic: Generating Informational Text, Narratives and Opinion Pieces (Claims and Reasoning)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W2, LITERACY.W3

SWIMMING SNAKES

Topic: Identify a topic and supporting information about it

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WK.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W1.2

TEDDY BEAR MIX-UP

Topic: Use nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions and pronouns correctly

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.LK.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L1.1

TEXT FEATURE DETECTIVE

Topic: Identify and use text features (images, illustrations) to navigate/understand informational text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI2.5, RI2.7 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL3.7, RI3.7

THE AMAZING READING RACE

Topic: Describe/compare characters, settings, events (and relationships between them) from narrative text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL4.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL5.2, RL5.3

THE AQUARIUM APPRENTICESHIP

Topic: Prepositions

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.A

THE CABIN AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS

Topic: Reading

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6,7,8

THE CASE OF THE HOMONYM HACKER

Topic: Homonyms

  • Content Area: ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6-8.4.A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING BASEBALL GEAR

Topic: Genres (Reading)

  • CONTENT AREA: Reading, Genres
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9

THE FEATURES YOU NEED IN TEXT

Topic: Nonfiction Text

  • Content Area: ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

THE GRAMMARVILLE FAIR PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Topic: Active and passive voice

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA.L.8.1.B

THE GRAMMARVILLE GOURMET FOOD COURT

Topic: Commas and Semicolons

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar and Punctuation
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.2.A

THE GREAT GARAGE SALE

Topic: Writing, Revision, Generating (Informational Text, Narratives, Opinion Pieces)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W4,5

THE GREAT GRAMMARVILLE AIRPORT GLITCH

Topic: Common Homophone Errors

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.5

THE GREAT INFORMUSEMENT PARK

Topic: Use information from multiple sources to explain concepts, procedures, or events in nonfiction text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI4.3, W4.7 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W5.7, W5.8, RI5.9

THE INVERTED BOWLERS

Topic: Indefinite Pronouns & Inverted Sentences

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6

THE LAST GREAT RACE

Topic: Iditarod

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Iditarod
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

THE LOCKSTAR BARBECUE

Topic: Describe/define common idioms, adages, proverbs; identify symbolism, metaphors, imagery in text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L5.4, L5.5, RL5.4

THE LOCKSTAR DAILY PROMOTION

Topic: Delete content that does not relate to the topic or main idea; separate run-on sentences in a draft

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI4.3, W4.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W5.7, W5.8, RI5.9

THE LOST PAGES

Topic: ELA, Nonfiction Text Features

  • CONTENT AREA: Reading/ELA; Nonfiction Text Features
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4

THE LOST PLOT

Topic: Plot Diagrams

  • Content: ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

THE MAGICAL DICTIONARY

Topic: Dictionary Skills

  • CONTENT AREA: Reference Materials, Dictionary Skills
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-6
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

THE MISSING BACKPACK

Topic: Decoding and Fluency

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF2.3, RF2.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF3.3, RF3.4, L3.4

THE MISSING MAGICIAN

Topic: Independent and subordinate clauses

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.4

THE MYSTERIOUS ATTIC KEY

Topic: Decode unfamiliar words using context clues, roots and affixes, and syllabication patterns

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 4-5
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF4.3, RF4.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF5.3, RF5.4

THE MYSTERIOUS SCAVENGER HUNT

Topic: Reading Fluency

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 4-5
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF4,5

THE MYSTERY OF "LOCK-NESS"

Topic: FACT VS FICTION

  • CONTENT AREA: ELA, Fact vs Fiction
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-6
  • STANDARDS: GA.ELA4R. Reading. ELA4R1. The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational

THE NEW CHRONICLE TAKEDOWN

Topic: FAKE NEWS

  • Content Area: ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

THE PROSE PIRATES' BEACH TREASURE HUNT

Topic: Vocabulary Development, Context Clues

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.4

THE RESEARCH FAIR MESS

Topic: Identify and explain how a claim is supported by reasons within informational text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI4.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI5.1, RI5.8

THE SIMPLY PERFECT WATERPARK

Topic: Simple and Perfect Tenses

  • CONTENT AREA: Grammar, English/Language Arts
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.B

THE SPEEDY SOUVENIR STOP

Topic: Types of sentences (mood of the sentence; declarative/indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, subjunctive)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.1

THE SUBJECTS AND THE PREDICATES

Topic: Subjects and Predicates

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Grammar
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.3

THEME CAMPOUT IN FAIRYTALE FOREST

Topic: THEME

  • Content Area: ELA, THEME
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

TROUBLES IN THE TEMPEST

Topic: Shakespeare: The Tempest

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Literature
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 8-12

UNLOCK THE LOST CHAMBER!

Topic: Word Families

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Language Arts/Reading, Word Families
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.B Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.A Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.

VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE

Topic: Elements of Poetry

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Poetry
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-9
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.5 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

WALLY THE WEATHERMAN'S BIG DEBUT

Topic: Reading Informational Text

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI3

WELCOME TO CAMP JURASSIC

Topic: GRAMMAR

  • Content Area: ELA, Grammar
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School

WHERE HAVE ALL THE RESOURCES GONE?

Topic: Identify sources of information about a topic that will help answer a question

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Reading
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL3.1, RI3.1, W3.7