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 parts of speech, you can assign the Parts of Speech Sorting project. Your students will use coding to create a fun game where the player needs to sort words into bins based on their part of speech.
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 identify when to use the word "fewer" or "less" in a sentence, then create a quiz game where the player needs to identify when to use the words "fewer" or "less" in a given sentence. Coding activities include changing the background, throwing a snowball Actor, programming a penguin Actor to switch costumes when it touches a snowball Actor, and using “say” blocks to say answers. If students finish early, encourage them to continue customizing their project by adding more questions, changing the Actors, or creating a desert-themed project.
After completing the DIY module, students will be asked 5 quiz questions about when to use the word “fewer” or “less” in a sentence. By the end of the lesson, students will have experimented with coding concepts (e.g., events, motion, visibility, costume handling, loops) while reinforcing proper grammar.
- Fewer: Term used to describe a smaller amount or quantity, typically used to describe countable things
- Less: Term used to describe a smaller amount or quantity, typically used to describe things that cannot be counted. Also, often used when referring to time or distance
- Identify when to use the words "fewer" or "less" in a sentence
- Use code blocks to create a game with the words "fewer" and "less"
- Computers or iPads (1 per student) with student account access to Tynker.com
- simple events
- advanced motion
- direction and turning
- conditional loops
- simple motion
- screen bounds
- advanced math
- advanced costume handling
- CCSS-Math: MP.1
- CCSS-ELA: L.L.6.3, L.L.6.2.A, L.L.6.2.B, L.RI.6.7, SL.6.1, L.L.7.3, SL.7.1, L.L.7.2.B, L.L.8.2.C, L.L.8.3, SL.8.1, L.L.8.2.A
- CSTA: 2-AP-12, 2-AP-13, 2-AP-16, 2-AP-17
- CS CA: 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.16, 6-8.AP.17
- ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b