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

ANIMAL RUN-ON AROUND

Topic: Run-on Sentences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Recognize and produce 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.

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 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

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

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 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 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 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