This game was developed to present at the 2014 Computers & Writing 2014 at Washington State University. The presentation was entitled “Gamification in the English 1302 Classroom,” and it was written by Kim Davis and Jake Gebhardt. The game was designed to fit into a freshman composition class. The hope is that it will interest students and help them to engage more completely in the learning process. For more information about this game, visit http://grammarize.org/c-w-2014-at-wsu/.
One of us is really old
Crotchety and demanding
Forgets she’s had her dinner
And yells like she’s panhandling.
Friends of every stripe despair
Wishing her voice was sweeter
But it’s no good complaining
’cause no one’s going to beat her!
We grumble to ourselves
And fill her bowl again
She’ll do exactly what she wants
Our dear old feline friend.
by Kim Davis