Our English lessons are delivered through Classcraft. This format allows students to move at their pace through the quest based system. In addition to this, the following systems have been included to build upon the strong narrative theme present in our lessons. To know what goes into our lessons, please click the link below.
E N G A G I N G W R I T I N G P R O M P T S
Writers block can be the worst! Stress and anxiety of not being able to come up with an idea only makes things worse.
We have come up with a solution to not only avoid writers block during our lesson, but to make it an engaging experience that fuels the imagination.
Building upon the existing Classcraft avatars, we have designed a virtual combat system that is similar to a role-playing game.
Our Combat Cards have the students face off against all sorts of nasty denizens of the fantasy world. Through a virtual D20 ( 20 sided die ) system, students can role play and test their skills against their foes. It encourages improvisation, imagination and resourcefulness.
Misses, hits, dodges, critical hits and the treasure they find is all noted down and written as a descriptive short story. This is ideal as it allows the writer to focus on a small moment in time and to inject as much sensory and descriptive detail as possible.
- SCREENSHOT OF A STUDENT'S BATTLE AGAINST A GOBLIN -
- SCREENSHOT OF ONE OF THE RANDOMLY GENERATED REWARDS -
- EXAMPLES OF ADDITIONAL MONSTERS AND BEASTS -
U N I T S T U D I E S & M I N I - T O P I C S
Unit studies allow students to learn about a variety of different subject areas. These Unit Studies promote an interest in learning and can help students discover topics that are not commonly read or found in day to day life.
C O M M O N C O R E S T A T E S T A N D A R D S
At Wallace English, we design material to adhere to the U.S. Common Core State Standards. The skills and knowledge captured in the ELA/literacy standards are designed to prepare students for life outside the classroom. They include critical-thinking skills and the ability to closely and attentively read texts in a way that will help them understand and enjoy complex works of literature. Students will learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life. The standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person who is prepared for success in the 21st century.