Playing with Literacy

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R.C. Murphy Junior High School eighth-grade students in Michael Flanagan’s class shared their love of literacy with peers in a unique way this spring – by creating intricate and interactive board games.

As part of an independent reading project, the students selected a fantasy or science fiction book and created board games based on the story’s plotline. Each game featured key characters from the novels that were challenged to complete a quest or journey. Students created individual playing pieces and cards referencing what happened to the characters in the books.

Peers enjoyed learning about their classmates chosen books by taking turns playing the different board games, which highlighted such stories as “Woven,” “Doomspell” and “Stranger in a Strange Land.”