Lesson Plan

Creating Digital Stories

Creating a Digital Story in Scratch
Jana S.
Classroom teacher
Avonworth Elementary School
Pittsburgh, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Students will be able to select a Digital Citizenship Category of their choice (cyberbulling, internet safety, etc) and create a digital story using Scratch. 

English Language Arts
Grades 4 – 6
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Choose a Topic

Brainstorms Digital Citizenship topics that were discussed in class (cyberbulling, internet safety, etc) 


Student Instructions

Have students select a Digital Citizenship topic that interests them. 

2 Storyboarding

Discuss the elements that you would like included in the story, such as a conflict/resolution. 

Student Instructions

Students willuse a storyboard to sketch out their story. 

3 Creating a Digital Story

Review coding elements for creating a Digital Story (adding a sprite, changing a background, having a conversation, etc). 

Student Instructions

Students will start creating their Digital Story using Scratch. 

4 Gallery Walk

Give students prompt for their gallery walk...

Something that I learned about Digital Citizenship was...

Something that I would like to try in my future scripts was...

A creative part of the story was when...




Student Instructions

Play student stories on scratch and think about the teacher prompts. 

Discuss the prompts after the gallery walk is completed.