Minecraft Education Edition: Where I'm From (National Writing Project)

Use this famous “mentor text” to explore where you’re from

Using “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon as a “mentor text”, this lesson supports players in studying poems while writing and building their own.

Learning Objectives

Students tour a virtual setting that shows some of the items in a Where I’m From Poem.

Students study examples, or mentor texts, to explore how the lines in the poem are represented in the world.

Students identify possibilities for their own “Where I’m From Poem,” building lists of things that represent where they are from.

Students develop ideas for building in Minecraft to creatively represent where they’re from.





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Technology Topics
Video Games
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Poetry, Writing
K-6, Middle School, High School, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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* Where I’m From note-catcher
Use this document to take notes on each mentor text as you play the game and develop some ideas. Please make a copy of this document.

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