Top Ten Connected Classroom Guided Reading Games

By kylemawer  

Digital Play has come across Carmel games who have a series of games with nice written text elements and, if you’re lucky, a little audio too.  These games are great for doing in a connected classroom as an open class activity.  Using a walkthrough yourself to keep on track but eliciting the story and play from your learners, these games make for a great speaking or guided writing activity. The first one, Vortex Point, contains a link to a lesson plan that acts as a good blueprint on how to use the games in class.

Vortex Point

A lesson plan will help lay out the methodology (click the link in the title) we’ve used with this and the other games and give you a clear idea of how to use the game in class.  The story here is that you are a member of a team of paranormal investigators.  It’s your job to solve the mystery of some stolen gold bars by what looks like a ghost.

Written walkthrough

Video Walkthrough

Vortex Point 2

This is the continuing story of the Paranormal investigation team based at Vortex Point.  This time you are presented with the case of a young girl mysteriously disappearing.  The only witness is a friend of hers who can only tell you of the appearance of a ghostly clown in a set of photo booth photographs just before the disappearance.

Written walkthrough

Video Walkthrough

 

Small Town Detective

A journalist has disappeared under mysterious circumstances and you’ve been hired to track them down and bring them safely home.  Travel around the town picking up clues and talking to key witnesses to help you solve the crime.

Written walkthrough

Video walkthrough

 

Mermaid City

Your name is Chad and you run a hot dog stand and some young punk has opened another hot dog stand right next to yours and he’s trying to run you out of business. Your quest is to find a way to shut him down and carry on with your business of making and selling the best hot dogs in Mermaid city.

Written walkthrough

Video Walkthrough

Lucky Luke

You are a millionaire and your money seems to have attracted the unwanted attention of a rather crazy woman and her son.  Before you know it you are engaged to be married to the woman and set to inherit a rather nasty stepson.  You need to work quick and find a way to escape from what will surely be a nightmare of a marriage.

Written walkthrough

Video Walkthrough

Ray and Cooper

Cooper loves sitting on the sofa playing video games all day with his best friend Ray.  However, one day this all changes when Ray goes out to get nachos and never comes back.  Forced to abandon his gaming and go and look for Ray, Cooper soon discovers that things are not as simple as they seem.

Written walkthrough

Video Walkthrough

Pierre Hotel

There are some strange things happening at the Pierre Hotel. and it looks like it’s your job to get to the bottom of things.  As you explore the hotel you begin to discover that all is not as it seems and, is that Dracula working at the front desk or is it just your overactive imagination?

Written walkthrough

Video walkthrough

 

The Proposal

Tonight’s a big night for Josh Bullock. He’s planning on proposing to his girlfriend during the Grand Ball at the Orchid Hotel. However Rocco Reynolds, who was her boyfriend fifteen years ago, has something else in mind. Will you make it to the Grand Ball on time?

Written walkthrough

Video walkthrough

Creepo’s Tales

Here Creepo the creepy clown tells the story of ‘The Choppin’ Mall’.  You work in a burger bar and a competitor is selling burger’s with a sauce that is out of this world.  Set out to discover the secret ingredient and put a stop to the strange practices going on.

Written walkthrough

Video walkthrough

 

 

10 A Night In Crazytown

Jason is out on a date and has just lent his car keys to his date when a news flash makes him realise that he has just given his car keys to a notorious car thief. Rushing outside he is just in time to see his car disappearing into the distance. Can you get Jason’s car back?

Written Walkthrough

Video walkthrough

 GAME INCLUDES AUDIO SUPPORT

 


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