“Quest to the Teacher’s Desk” Essay Writing Game

Erica Renneboog

Lauren Farquhar

Description of Pedagogical Tool:

"Quest to the Teacher's Desk" is a board game which can be used to teach a secondary English class the parts of an essay. This multimodal tool fosters active learning and classroom collaboration.

Pedagogical Tool:

Lesson Plan:
Praxis Paper:
Resources Used:
“How to Write an Argumentative Essay by Shmoop” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lzGy5gizKg (2:55)

Lee, H. (1988). To Kill A Mockingbird. Grand Central Publishing.

The New London Group. (1996, April). A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66(1), 60-93.

Think Literacy. (2005). English, Grades 10-12. Retrieved from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/studentsuccess/thinkliteracy/files/ThinkLitEnglish10-12.pdf