Minecraft Education Edition: This I Believe (National Writing Project)

Use “mentor texts” to explore beliefs.

Inspired by the NPR “This I Believe” series, this lesson supports players in studying “mentor texts” and then write and build their own ideas.

Learning Objectives

Create ideas and supporting ideas for a variety of audiences and purposes.

Students will take notes on a full essay, sample paragraphs and short sentences which will serve as examples of form and inspiration for young writers to develop their ideas.

Students study “mentor texts” to support the development of “This I Believe” essays.







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* This I Believe checklist
As you travel through the “This I Believe” Minecraft lesson, you should use this checklist to help you ensure that you find each mentor text.

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