Video Vortex

This program will use a video game structure to engage students and scaffold their creation of a narrative. Beginning from the idea that students have become trapped in a video game world, students will create characters, the world of the video game and the challenges that enable their character to advance through the various levels of the game. Writing activities invite students to consider story structure and the use of textual concepts such as narrative, character and character creation, point of view and use of imagery in writing.