Lesson Plan

Code.org: An Hour of Code

Create your own game
Daniella V.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

Identify the fundamentals of computer science.

Use pair programming techniques to write the program.

Grades 5
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1 HOOK/ATTENTION GETTER : Ever wonder what is would be like to create your own angry birds game?

Activity: Conversing

Teacher will lead class discussion asking students questions about computer science extraordinaires such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.

Teacher will ask students if they have coded or are interested in learning to code.


2 Direct Instruction

introduce video tutorial on home page of code.org

Students will watch as a whole group.


3 Independant Practice

Start by opening a Internet browser on the computer.

Click on the following link: http://code.org/learn

Select either the Anna and Elsa tutorial or the Angry Birds Tutorial.

Follow the step-by-step instructions.

4 Wrap Up

Activity: Presenting

When students are complete they can print out copy of completion certificate and then log on to  Khanacedemy.com for further coding practice.