This unit was designed to be the second unit of the school year which means that the students will have had ample practice with the structure of a paragraph and the overall structure of a paper but will need a lot of work on organizing ideas, building writing stamina, and analyzing textual evidence.
This unit places heavy emphasis on analyzing not only the text but the concept of games and game play in the real world and the rules which govern our society.
Students will polish their skills of writing a formal essay while learning about human interaction and manipulation through Orson Scott Card’s famous sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game.
Aylesworth, J Kat, "“Give me the Game”: A Study of Card’s Ender’s Game [11th grade]" (2012). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 202.
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