Description for teacher(s) – Activity Planning
For all of you teachers who may be lost in this massive wave of Fortnite fanatics, this activity is meant to engage students at the Grade 7 & 8 level, possibly lower or higher based on the existing trends in your school as well as take the stress out of understanding the game (for you – as your students will explain wonderfully, with detail)! I created this activity to practice asking questions, making inferences, and writing a structured and detailed paragraph with my Grade 7/8s that encouraged me to include Fortnite in their literacy tutoring sessions, somehow…
This activity was exciting for them and worked very well in pairs as they were able to strategically plan their own course of action as if they were the player in that location, write about it, and then share their genius plans with their partner after the activity was finished!
However, it is important to remind students that this is a school activity and all written content must be school appropriate… For example: instead of writing and including violent details; write about strategies that you can use to survive (building, hiding in houses or bushes, etc.).