Lesson Plan

Love That Code

Students will study coding and game design.
Julie C.
Technology coordinator
Falcon Creek Middle School
Aurora, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8

Students will be able to program a game after studying a programming language using one of several resources. 

Grades 6 – 8
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1 The Hook

Activity: Presenting

Teacher will show this introductory video. 


2 Direct Instruction and Guided Practice

Code Avengers
Free to try, Paid
Free, Free to try, Paid

Students may choose one resource to learn how to code.

Code.org is for beginners. Students will complete the first 20 lessons of code.org. Then they will continue in the website to create more code. 

Code Avengers is for more advanced students. They will watch a short tutorial, then begin coding a game. 


Code Academy is for advanced students who do not wantto program a game, but would rather begin learning how to code a website. 




Student Instructions

Select the app or website you feel comfortable using or that was assigned by your teacher. 


3 Independent Practice

Free, Paid

Students will plan and create a game or app using their choice of resource.


4 Wrap Up

Activity: Assessing

Students will evaluate games using a round table.


Student Instructions
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