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Unit 5: "Staffing Up"

When a new position opens up at The Daily Byte, the enthusiastic but inexperienced intern decides he’s perfect for the job. Players must take a hard look at job descriptions, cover letters, and professional brochures to determine the best candidate for the position, balancing the needs and resources of the magazine with the competing interests of multiple staff members.

TEACHER RESOURCES

Discussion Questions

Use the robust question sets with students to build background knowledge and stimulate a rich discussion for their first workplace session (“Morning”) and to review decisions and in-game activities after gameplay.

PRE-GAMEPLAY

MORNING
CCRA.R.1
Cite Evidence

MIDDAY
CCRA.R.8
Evaluate Textual
Claim

AFTERNOON
CCRA.R.7
Evaluate Diverse
Content

Evening
(Writing)

Access rubrics as well as the texts students read during gameplay to model reading closely and support the writing process.

WRITING RUBRIC
CCRA.W.2
Write
Informative/Explanatory
Texts

Completion Certificates

MORNING

MIDDAY

AFTERNOON

EVENING

Answer Keys

MORNING

MIDDAY

AFTERNOON

EVENING

STUDENT RESOURCES

Discussion Questions

MORNING
CCRA.R.1
Cite Evidence

MIDDAY
CCRA.R.8
Evaluate Textual
Claim

AFTERNOON
CCRA.R.7
Evaluate Diverse
Content

Evening
(Writing)

Scaffold the writing process with student checklists, graphic organizers, and source texts that mimic gameplay.

CHECKLIST

WRITING PROMPT
TEMPLATE