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After the Storm: literacy and leadership through digital gaming!

Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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In the game titled After the Storm, students are Editor-in-Chief at the community newspaper, The Daily Byte. They manage staff, review articles, draft memos, and make critical decisions about informing the community after a devastating storm.

And in this particular episode, when The Daily Byte's lead reporter comes to the Editor-in-Chief with a tip that the Mayor is misusing relief funds, they find themselves in the midst of a potential political scandal as they sift through contradictory evidence to determine whether to publish her article.

Are your students ready to be the boss, make big decisions, and gain critical literacy and leadership skills along the way?

After the Storm Game Suggested Usage:

1. Watch our fun introductory video (see below)

2. Explore the offline preparation lessons for After the Storm right here on Share My Lesson.

3. Play the online episode of After the Storm.



After the Storm Preparation Lesson for Educators and Students.pdf

February 13, 2020
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Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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