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Community in Crisis

Community in Crisis is the second game in the Read to Lead series, which addresses engagement, literacy, and career-awareness simultaneously. Designed to 5th grade Common Core State Standards in Reading Informational Text, it’s ideal for school-day, after-school, and summer programs.

  • Overview
  • Features

4th-6th Grade Learning Game

Community in Crisis gives educators access to 40+ flexible hours of game-based learning and project-based activities. Students play the role of executive director of a community organization.


Game-Based Learning & Educator Support Services

We offer a range of literacy programming for educators, schools, and districts.

  • Learning Game: 15 hours of gameplay
  • Real-time Data: Individual student assessments & educator dashboard
  • Resources: 400-page educator guide, student workbooks, class set of nonfiction book
  • Training: Customized coaching and support for educators

Flexible Implementations

Afterschool/Summer: Ideal for balancing fun and academics (recommended 40 hours total).

Extended Learning Time: Effective resource to target struggling readers in a variety of extended-school day environments (recommended 2-3 hours/week).

ELA Course Supplement: Uniquely engaging way to reinforce close reading of informational text and help students struggling with reading through embedded assessments aligned to Common Core State Standards in ELA (recommended 1-2 sessions/week).

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Students Working Toward Mastery

The adaptive instructional model adjusts students’ performance to one of three difficulty levels: support, moderate, or advanced.

Download the instructional model
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Real-time Data

The easy-to-use educator dashboard provides various reports for educators to spot problem areas and incorporate data-driven instruction into practice.

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Lesson Plans, Projects & More!

Designed to complement the learning game, educators can reference a 400-page guide of projects, lessons, and rubrics. A quickstart guide is also available for easy implementation.

Educator Tools

Problem Solving

Students focus on a challenge in each episode and are seamlessly assessed. They encounter problems or work-related issues that must be addressed in order to move to the next task.

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