Minecraft: Setting in Narrative Writing

Explore the Role of Setting in Narrative Writing!


In this lesson, students will be inspired by a desert biome with unexpected surprises as they explore the role of setting in narrative writing.


  • Students tour a virtual setting to explore the role of setting in narrative writing.
  • Students generate ideas for using settings to establish situations and to develop experiences within their own writing.
  • Students develop ideas for building in Minecraft to add details to a setting.
  • Students build to make a distinctive setting for collaborative game play and world-building.

Curriculum Connections Summary

  • Ontario - English Language Arts
  • Quebec - English Language Arts
  • New Brunswick - English Language Arts
  • Nova Scotia - English Language Arts
  • Alberta - English Language Arts
  • British Columbia - ADST & English Language Arts
  • Manitoba - English Language Arts
  • Prince Edward Island - English Language Arts
  • Saskatchewan - English Language Arts
  • Newfoundland & Labrador - English Language Arts
  • Yukon Territories - Follows B.C.'s Curriculum
  • Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
  • Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

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