Literacy 7-12

Systems Change


Games help students practice their literacy skills in a fun, applied context. By engaging student Attention, games motivate students to develop meaningful connections with content and can lead to positive memories of learning.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how this middle school teacher provides example reading games for small groups. By providing options, students have multiple opportunities to practice their Syntax skills.

  • Teachers can use interactive digital games to help learners practice and assess a variety of skills including storytelling, Reading Fluency and Vocabulary. Selecting specific games that promote collaboration, creativity, and communication, especially in small groups, can also help foster their Social Awareness & Relationship Skills.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Learn how Flocabulary fosters Disciplinary Literacy by helping students learn Vocabulary across different disciplines using rap. Through videos and engaging lessons, students learn content-specific Vocabulary and can also create their own creative compositions. Teachers can also add discussions to use this game in the classroom as a group activity.

  • Designing games that incorporate literacy skills like Syntax and Vocabulary encourages students' Attention on practicing and improving, promoting greater fluency and further memory consolidation. Developers can also design adaptive games that continue to challenge students while also differentiating instruction for students.