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Teacher-Made Resources

The Citizen’s Role of Responsibility

  • Author: Ms. Cass-Heiderscheid (11th grade, ELA, NYC)
  • Grade: Middle – High School
  • Game/Episode: Applies to all Community in Crisis episodes
  • CCSS Anchor Standard for Writing: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.1
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • Summary of Activity: To expand on the game’s theme of responsibility, students will read and analyze several articles about Hurricane Sandy. The purpose of this activity is to understand that responsibility is a fundamental part of being a citizen and write a multi-source based essay answering an essential question.

Station Rotation Activities

  • Author: Meghan Ginley (5th grade, SS, NYC)
  • Grade: Middle School
  • Game/Episode: CIC, Episode 7: Sowing the Seeds or ATS, Unit 3: Unbiased Reporting
  • CCSS Anchor Standard for Writing: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7
    Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • Summary of Activity: These activities use the Blended Learning Station Rotation model to extend and review student work during gameplay in CIC and ATS. The stations include vocabulary building, discussion questions, and further exploring topics from the game like distinguishing reputable news websites from fake ones and determining the importance of buy locally grown food.

Job Interview Skills Comic

  • Author: Ms. Gill (5th grade, ELA, NYC), Lori Velez & Alison Tepper (Classroom, Inc. Team)
  • Grade: Middle – High School
  • Game/Episode: Applies to all Read to Lead games
  • CCSS Anchor Standard for Writing: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.3
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
  • Summary of Activity: Students take the perspective of an employer as well as identify the skills and traits required to succeed in a job interview through the creation of comic strip and class discussion.

Inquiry-Based Activities in a Blended Learning Rotational Model

  • Author: Ms. Cooley (6th grade, ELA, NYC) and Phil Firsenbaum (Classroom, Inc. Team)
  • Grade: Middle School
  • Game/Episode: Applies to Community in Crisis all episodes
  • CCSS Anchor Standard for Writing: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • Summary of Activity: These activities use the Blended Learning Station Rotation model to extend and review student work during gameplay in CIC and ATS. The stations include an inquiry-based activity, a text-based study on Hurricane Sandy, and online gameplay.

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