Minecraft Informational Animal Writing is a lesson plan that teaches informational writing using Minecraft animals. The lesson leads students through brainstorming, researching, collecting information, creating trading cards, writing informational texts and comparing them to real animals. The teachers resource file contains digital and printable graphic organisers as well as links for research.
Minecraft is one of the most interesting games played by millions of kids. I created these lessons to engage my more reluctant writers who are big Minecraft fans; and it worked a charm! Minecraft players are immersed in a world rich with detail that link directly to the real world. These lessons will help you harness their enthusiasm and vast knowledge into structured learning.
As a teacher you do not need to know anything about Minecraft, your students will supply you with all the necessary detail. You as a teacher will use that knowledge to teach informational writing and build their understanding of informational text features and structures.