Boreal Tales offers students opportunity to apply writing skills while creating an online world

Boreal Tales is an online game that engages students K-8 to apply writing skills. The site enters students into a gaming world that they have to create for themselves through online storytelling. There are two modes to the game: creation and exploration. In the creation mode, students place objects and characters in the game by theme. They build things like villages, shops, parks, etc. To every object they add, gamers add descriptive text, narrative, or dialogue to create their own story. In the exploration mode, students can create an avatar and explore their classmates worlds. Through the exploration, students will read their friends narratives and dialogue along the way. For teachers, the site offers features to create class writing challenges, leave comments, and more. In response to COVID-19, the company has extended their free trials to 90 days. Check it out at https://borealtales.info/details/.