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Rory's Story Cubes

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Rory’s Story Cubes are a remarkably simple and effective means for inspiring creative thinking and problem solving in all of us. Simply toss all the dice, examine each of the nine face-up images and let them guide your imagination through a story that begins with “Once upon a time…”.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
ELA
Play Time: 
10 min.
Rory's Story Cubes

Quiddler

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The challenge is to arrange your entire hand into words. Draw and discard in turn. Try to use those high point letters, but don't get caught with them uncombined.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Quiddler

Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon a Time is a game in which players create a story using the cards that show important elements from fairy tales. One player is the storyteller and creates a story using the ingredients on their cards, trying to guide the plot to their own ending.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Once Upon a Time

LetterFlip

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LetterFlip is the head-to-head word game where players combine clever deduction with a little luck in a quest to identify concealed words. Each player tries to be the first to identify all four words on his or her LetterFlip card.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
LetterFlip

Backseat Drawing

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The Hysterical Game of Sketchy Directions! Two teams race to identify drawings done by their own team members. But the artists don’t know what they are drawing—they can only follow the instructions given by another team member.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
20 min.
Backseat Drawing

Word on the Street

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The Hilarious Tug of Words!

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Word on the Street

Creative & Narrative Writing (2006)

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From fiction to nonfiction, short stories to poems to memoirs, creative and narrative writing often stem from writers' imaginations or personal interests, weaving together believable characters, settings, and plots.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Creative & Narrative Writing

Writing Expository Essays (2006)

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Presents the basics of expository writing, from composing the introduction and the thesis statement to assembling body paragraphs to writing an effective conclusion.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Expository Essays

Writing Effective Paragraphs (2006)

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Writers, ranging from a sportswriter for a school newspaper to a student working on a research project, demonstrate the processes of developing a focused thesis statement as well as structuring and writing solid introductory, supporting and concluding paragraphs.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Effective Paragraphs

Writing for Formal & Informal Purposes (2006)

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This program suggests strategies to help discern the appropriate tone for a piece of writing based on purpose and audience. Student writers, ranging from an avid cyclist on a fundraising campaign for an upcoming school trip to a writer communicating with her fellow club members on the Internet, use formal and informal writing to accomplish their task.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing for Formal & Informal Purposes

Writing Persuasive Essays (2006)

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In this program, a young writer must compose a convincing letter to the school news paper to win his classmates' votes for student council, while another writer is challenged to research and write a supporting argument in favor of an issue that she feels strongly against.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Persuasive Essays

Rory's Story Cubes Actions

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An expansion to the creativity game Rory's Story Cubes. This set includes 9 new dice with 54 action images or "picto-verbs."

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Rory's Story Cubes Actions

Rory's Story Cubes Voyages

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Roll the cubes, begin with "Far, far away...", start with the first symbol to grab your attention, and tell a story that links together all nine face-up images. There is no wrong answer, as the goal is to let the images spark your imagination.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Rory's Story Cubes Voyages

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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From the author of the phenomenal #1 NY Times best seller comes the original screen adaptation of MITCH ALBOM'S THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN. This NY Times best seller is broght to life by an award-winning cast, including Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn and Jeff Daniels. The NY Times praised it for its "genuine power to stir and comfort." Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven explores the unexpected mysteries of the afterlife by reminding us what really matters here on Earth.

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Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
02:13
The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Dixit Jinx

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Jinx is a new Game in the Dixit family but unlike the original game the drawings are not realistic illustrations depicting scenes but images halfway between abstraction and figuration.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
15 min.
Dixit Jinx

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