Foundational ELA

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Games

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

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

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

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

FACT OR FICTION (Fact v Fiction)

  • Content Area: Library Skills, Fact or Fiction
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary, Elementary

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

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

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

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 (Fairy Tales)

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

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

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

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.

RHYME RACE 500

Topic: Rhyming Words

  • Content Area: Early Elementary ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Aged: Early Elementary
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A- Recognize and produce rhyming words.

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

Silly, Snacky Sight Words

Topic: Sight Words

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

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

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

Tall Tales (Tall Tales, Geography)

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

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 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 LETTER ID BADGE (Consonants / Vowels )

  • Content Area: Language Arts, Letter Identification
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 30 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1.d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3.c

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 THE MIXED-UP STORY

Topic: Sight Words

  • Content Area: Literacy, Math
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary
  • Standards:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.1.A Print many upper- and lowercase letters. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.C Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.D Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on kn

THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX (Ancient Egypt)

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

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

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.

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

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