Wii for Language

This section has links showcasing the use of particular Wii games in a language curriculum context. Links are organized according to game title.

Super Mario & Other Mario Wii Games

Inspiring Reluctant Writers with 'Super Mario Fan Fiction'. Redbridge Games Network, UK. 2010.

Mario/Sonic Winter Olympics used to inspire color poetry. (Scroll down to find). Kim P Blog. 2009. (Could likely use any Mario game for this idea).


Mario Kart
'Wii Are Learning' Mario Kart. Overview. Includes mind map/Prezi of Ideas for language use (and other areas). Peter Richardson Blog. 2009.

Mario Kart Theme Uses the game mostly for writing unit but ideas for cross curricular as well.  Peter Richardson Blog. 2009.

Cars & Karting: The First Half. Using Mario Kart for Literacy, Science, Geography, ICT, Art, Music and Math. Dawn Hallybone. http://hallyd.edublogs.org/ 2010.

Using the Music of Bowser in a Writing Activity. Dawn Hallybone. http://hallyd.edublogs.org/ 2010.

Looking at Character & Setting in Mario Kart. Emma Dawson's Challenge That Blog. "Mario Kart Week 1". 2011. Also in more detail at the "Using the Wii" blog.


Samba Di Amiga
Writing, researching with Samba Di Amiga.
The Consolarium/LTS. 2010.


Endless Ocean
Using Endless Ocean (Wii) in the Classroom--Making a Class Aquarium for Descriptive Writing. Tom Barrett Blog.2009.

Endless Ocean is...Endless (writing)
. Redbridge Games Network, UK. 2010.

Using Wii Games to Improve Our Writing. Class Blog for a Year 5 Class from Westbury Leigh CE Primary School in Westbury, Wiltshire. UK. 2010. Nicky Newbury. 

Wild Earth Africa Safari
Going on a Safari: Games Based Learning In Action (Writing Activity). Dawn Hallybone. Edjournal.co.uk.

African Safari on Wii (Writing). Redbridge Games Network, UK, 2010

Wild Earth: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together.
Cross Curricular Unit, includes language applicatons. Peter Richardson 2010.

What we Think About the Wii. Student Perspectives using African Safari for Writing. Class Blog for a Year 5 Class from Westbury Leigh CE Primary School in Westbury, Wiltshire. UK. 2010. Nicky Newbury. 

Nicky Newbury's Wild Safari Writing Project. Nicky Newbury. 2010. Wild Earth African Safari. Wild Earth African Safari Day 2. Wild Earth African Safari Day 3. African Safari Continued. End of our African Adventure (for now).  


Wii Music

Wii Music Worksheets. (Click on the link to open documents). Play instruments, describe experience. Questions could be modified to range of levels. Kim P Blog. 2010. See also listing under Music/Wii for Other Curriculum Areas.


Wii Sports

We Love the Wii: Pii Wii Tennis. (PE but also  connects to language/oral language) Using Wii Sports in PE. Kim P. Blog. 2009

Wii Sports: Table Tennis and a Borough-wide Wii-lympics event for Non-fiction writing. Media presentations. 2009/2010 (Scroll sideways to the right to read more about the project). At a school for children with Social, Emotional, and Behaviour Problems. ebd35.wordpress.com. 

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero Literacy Context. 'Schools Rockin At Gavinburn'. Do it, be it. www.do-be.co.uk. 2010.

Guitar Hero Ideas for a P7 Class.  Writing, Art, Drama, Geography. Science. French. Math & PE. 2010. Robert Drummond. Taken from robertfdrummond.com. 


My Word Coach

My Word Coach. Using Wii Games to Improve Our Writing. Class Blog for a Year 5 Class from Westbury Leigh CE Primary School in Westbury, Wiltshire. UK. 2010. Nicky Newbury. 


Night at the Museum
Using Night at the Museum for Non-Fiction Writing. Part 1. Part 2. Nicky Newbury blog. 2011

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