Create adventure games to teach literary analysis, narrative writing

As a high school English teacher in South Carolina, Lauren Gehr knows all about the challenges that come with “creating rigorous, differentiated assessment methods” for writing instruction and literary analysis “that are also relevant and engaging to students.”

Her advice: Have students create adventure games “where players can choose their own adventure with stories and information that they have written from a narrative writing unit or from analyzing a text.”

“This strategy encourages students not only to analyze texts and write but also to think critically about organizing and synthesizing their information into a functional format for gameplay,” Gehr writes for Edutopia.

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