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Saturday, October 13 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Box of Chocolates: Using Games to Support the Writing Process

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In this interactive workshop, we will share two original board games we have created and used to support middle and high school students during the writing process.  We will begin by sharing our objectives for using game-based learning in the ELA classroom. Games can serve as a method to motivate and engage students in academic literacies. They do so by drawing on adolescents' natural interest in and enjoyment of games. We will provide an overview of the two writing units during which these games were situated: a spoken word poetry unit and a unit on creating written arguments. We will then invite participants to play the games (Box of Chocolates and Race to the White House) and then reflect on how they might use or adapt these games for their own classrooms.

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Lindy Johnson

Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, William & Mary School of Education
Dr. Johnson is Associate Professor of English Education and Chair of the Department Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at William & Mary. Her research interests focus on teacher preparation and digital literacies. She received her PhD in Language and Literacy Education... Read More →

Anna Wong

English teacher, Breckinridge Middle School
Anna Wong graduated with an M.A.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from William & Mary where she also received her ESL endorsement. She teaches English at Breckinridge Middle School.

Saturday October 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Salon C 2801 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24017