Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these CCSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in grammar, storytelling, reading, and writing. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on figurative language, you can assign the Metaphors and Similes project. Your students will use coding to create a fun game where the player needs to decide if a statement is a metaphor or simile.
With this collection of English projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.
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IntroductionIn this lesson, students will read a short description about a firefighter, then use code blocks to create an interactive report on a career of their choice. Coding activities include changing backgrounds, selecting an Actor, and adding “say” blocks to make the Actor explain the students’ chosen career. Students are provided the necessary visual assets (backgrounds, costumes, Actors) and code blocks in the DIY module.
After completing the DIY module, students will be asked 5 quiz questions on career concepts. Jobs mentioned in the quiz include firefighter, teacher, police officer, and doctor. By the end of the lesson, students will have experimented with coding concepts (e.g., simple events, costume handling, input/output) while exploring different careers.
- Career: A job for adults
- Review the career of a firefighter
- Use code blocks to create an interactive report on a career
- Computers or iPads (1 per student) with student account access to Tynker.com
- simple events
- advanced costume handling
- text handling
- simple messaging
- advanced motion
- resize actor
- CCSS-Math: MP.1
- CCSS-ELA: L.RF.3.4.A, SL.3.1, RF.4.4.A, SL.4.1, RF.5.4.A, SL.5.1
- CSTA: 1B-AP-11, 1B-AP-12, 1B-AP-15
- CS CA: 3-5.AP.10, 3-5.AP.13, 3-5.AP.14, 3-5.AP.17
- ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b