Elementary Language

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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 NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN

Topic: Context Clues

  • Content Area: Reading, Context Clues
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

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

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

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

BAT'S SKUNK KIT SCRAMBLE

Topic: Global Read Aloud

  • Game Designer: Amy Banas
  • Content Area: Reading, Global Read Aloud
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary/Elementary

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

BLOCK PARTY BLITZ!

Topic: Reading Literature

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

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

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

BREAKOUT OF MR LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

  • Game Designer: Breakout EDU Team
  • Content Area: Library, Literature, Team Building, Author
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle Grades

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

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

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

CRACKING THE DEWEY CODE (Dewey Organization)

  • Content Area: Library, Dewey Decimal
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.8

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

DETECTIVE DAN IS ON THE CASE

Topic: REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Content Area: Library, Reference Materials, ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • 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. E

DOUBLE TAKE

Topic: FAMILY

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

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

EL MISTERIO DE LA REUNIÓN FAMILIAR (Family)

  • Content Area: Modern Language, Spanish, Food Vocabulary
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: ACTFL - World Language Standards Novice Low: - I can communicate on some very familiar topics using single words and phrase that I have practiced and memorized - I can recognize a few memorize words and phrases when I hear them spoken. - I can

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

EXCLAMATORY EVAN'S SENTENCE SCRAMBLE

Topic: PUNCTUATION, SENTENCES

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

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

FORGONTS

Topic: Text Features

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

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

  • Content Area: Language, Fairy Tales
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class/ Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

HELP HANSEL AND GRETEL

  • Game Designer: Patti Harju
  • Content Area: Elementary, ELA, Fairy Tales
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

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

IT’S ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR POET! (Poetry)

  • Content Area: ELA, Poetry, Literary Devices
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • 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. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.10

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

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

LIGHT THE TORCH

Topic: Main Idea and Inferencing

  • Content Area: ELA, Main Idea, Inferencing
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

LITTLE RED

Topic: Fairy Tales

  • Game Designer: Patti Harju
  • Content Area: Language Arts, Reading
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

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 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

Magical Manor

Topic: GRAMMAR

  • Content Area: ELA, GRAMMAR
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and s

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

MISSING RECESS

Topic: Back to School

  • Content Area: Team Building, Elementary ELA
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

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 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

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

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

RACE TO RESCUE RECESS

Topic: Digraphs

  • Content Area: ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standard: CC.1.1.2.D Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

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

Reading Down Under

  • Game Designer: Patti Harju
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary, Elementary
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes

READING MAKES ME HAPPY

Topic: Global Read Aloud

  • Game Designer: Lauren Markel and Jennifer Miller
  • Content Area: Reading, Global Read Aloud
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary

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.

SALLY THE SEA STAR

Topic: Reading Literature

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

SAVE SCHOOL BREAK AND YOUR PRINCIPAL! (Story Elements)

  • Content Area: Language Arts, Parts of Story
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary and Middle School

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

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

Sofie and the Giant

  • Game Designer: Patti Harju
  • Content Area: Reading, Language Arts
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary and Middle School

SORRY WE ARE CLOSED

Topic: Reading Skills

  • Game Designers: Lauren Markel & Jennifer Miller
  • Content: Reading Skills
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

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

STRANDED IN THE RAINFOREST

Topic: Prefixes and Suffixes

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

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

Tall Tales (Tall Tales, Geography)

  • Content Area: Language, Geography
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class/ Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary

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 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 DOT: MAKE YOUR MARK!

  • Game Designers: Patti Harju and Adam Bellow
  • Content Area: Arts, ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary, Elementary, Middle School

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 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 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 KING'S PARTS OF SPEECH (PARTS OF SPEECH)

  • Content Area: ELA, Parts of Speech
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: CCSS L.2.1, L.3.1, L.4.1, L.5.1

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 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 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 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 SLUMBER PARTY

Topic: Identify the parts of an essay (introduction, paragraphs, transitions, conclusion)

  • CONTENT AREA: English/Language Arts, Writing
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-5
  • STANDARD(S): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W4.2, W4.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W5.2

Ticket to Learning - The Places We Will Go

  • Game Designer: Patti Harju
  • Content Area: Language Arts
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

TRICKS, NOT TREATS

Topic: Halloween

  • CONTENT AREA: HOLIDAY, HALLOWEEN
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1

TROUBLES IN THE TEMPEST

Topic: Shakespeare: The Tempest

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

UNLOCK THE CHAMBER OF KING TUT

Topic: WORD FAMILIES

  • Content Area: Reading, Word Families
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary, Elementary
  • 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.

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

WE ARE READERS

  • Game Designer: Angie Dressander and Patti Harju
  • Content Area: Reading, ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

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

WILD ABOUT READING

  • Game Designers: Caroline Matkowski, Jeff Hennigar, Patti Harju
  • Content Area: Reading, Global Read Aloud, Language Arts
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary