Valiant Hearts | 123Read&Write


Valiant Hearts: The Great War provides a story of war wrapped in a puzzle adventure video game. The games inspiration derives from letters written during the Great War, and showcases four distinct characters on the battlefield. These characters assist a young German soldier find his lost love within this gripping tale of survival, sacrifice, and friendship.

Valiant Hearts The Great War Part 1 - Writing Lesson 1

The writing lesson for this portion of the game is going to focus on sequencing narrative events, which this game offers with episodic chapters. Simply watch the portion of the story, writing down the key events you deem most important to develop the story’s narrative.


Printable Version of Story Structure Template

Valiant Hearts The Great War Part 2 - Writing Lesson 2

The writing lesson for this portion of the game is going to focus on trial and error. As a point and click adventure, there is plenty of room for making mistakes. Simply watch the portion of the story, writing down areas where it takes time to get the sequence correct. Make sure to also note how each error was turned into a success. 



Printable Version of Trials and Success Template

Valiant Hearts The Great War Part 3 - Writing Lesson 3

The writing lesson for this portion of the game is going to focus on comparing and contrasting elements. Each section of the game offers some distinct settings, characters, and plot developments. Simply watch the portion of the story below; then go back and review Parts 1 and 2. Finally, complete the Venn Diagram regarding their differences and similarities. 



Printable Version of the Venn Diagram

Valiant Hearts The Great War Part 4 - Writing Lesson 4

The writing lesson for this portion of the game is going to focus on writing a paragraph on the cute little doggie. The dog in this section becomes a very helpful companion. Simply watch the portion of the story below; then complete the paragraph organizer to gather your thoughts  regarding how the dog helps our main protagonist during his puzzling adventure. 



Printable Version for Paragraph Template

Valiant Hearts The Great War Part 5 - Writing Lesson 5

The writing lesson for this portion of the game is going to focus on the concept of cause and effect. Simply watch the portion of the story below; then complete the cause and effect organizer to showcase three examples from the video.



Printable Version of Cause/Effect Template