This book offers an in depth look at what an entire English Language Arts unit focused on video games in the classroom can look like. Included is a full 30 day unit utilizing the video games "What Remains of Edith Finch" & "Gone Home" as central texts. Students will be tasked to play both games and identify and analyze the many literary elements and rhetorical devices found across both games. A full unit plan and 30 individual lesson descriptions act as your teaching guide. Also included is a debrief of how each lesson went with my own students with student completed handouts attached.
When I first decided to pursue a career in education, my close friends joked that I would be the teacher who watched movies and played video games with his students. I always knew in the back of my mind that both of those activities, especially video games, could be a real asset. My hope in writing this book is that you and other educators will be both inspired and prepared to teach with video games in your own classroom.