The Chrysalids Game for Chapter 12 is the perfect addition to any novel unit! Students answer questions about important concepts and information from the novel in a Mystery-themed Breakout game that is sure to engage even the most reluctant learner. Students will answer questions and undergo challenges to unlock the “rooms” and breakout.
According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation, comprehension, as well as fostering emotional and social learning.
Today’s 21st- century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.
Help your students become fully engaged with John Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids” by incorporating these short, fun games into your unit.
The game includes 31 quality questions that check the student’s understanding and are varied to include:
- Important vocabulary and terms
- Literary elements
- Everything you would ask in traditional comprehension questions
The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work on their own. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.
Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.
The activities will take 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.
I love doing this activity at the beginning of my lessons to review the previous chapter, which facilitates discussions and class activities.
The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.
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