Mining For Comprehension
Let the students play by using Minecraft. Allow them to simply explore the world and work in groups if need be.
2 Direct Instruction
While reading a novel, have the students note the enviroment and location of the novel.
3 Guided Practice
Have the student research different areas of the world acquiring an understanding of a forest, city, dessert or island.
4 Independent Practice
Student use the Minecraft app to display their understanding of a setting in a novel. For example, while reading, Charles Dicken's a Christmas Carol, a student design Scrooge's house based off the information found in the book.
Using Apple Tv air-play minecraft project to overhead projector and the student guide other students around their projects.