Are you looking for some lessons that you can use to make interactive narrative video games in class? Do you want to know more about the project and the process before committing any further? Then read on!
I spent several months teaching students how to be stronger story creators in multiple mediums, including how to turn their creative vision into an interactive game using Google Slides. The entire project was centered around the California State Standards for writing narratives. The students created brainstorming documents, text-based stories, and interactive narrative games. After the project, I analyzed the results of their end products, reading comprehension tests, and personal reflections to determine what impact the entire process had on their learning.
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Like the idea of having your students learn about narratives through the process of creating video games? Want to benefit from all of the trial and error that I went through and reap the rewards of my perseverance? Then check out the resources below!
The following sections include works from others who inspired me, as well as classroom instructional materials that I developed as I worked with my students to create their own virtual worlds. Feel free to copy, use, and/or modify any of these materials.