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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

FIND MY IDENTITY

Topic: COPYRIGHT

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

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

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

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

Idiom Bandits (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

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.

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

MIX UP IN THE LIBRARY: A TALE OF MANY GENRES (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

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

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

  • 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.

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).

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

Silly, Snacky Sight Words

Topic: Sight Words

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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.

WELCOME TO CAMP JURASSIC

Topic: GRAMMAR

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