Lesson Plan

Reading robot!

Beebot and English Literacy
Fanny P.
Technology coordinator
Mercedes-Benz International School
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor

Students will be able to:

  • programme the beebots (using the 4 arrows, clear and pause buttons)
  • improve their reading
  • revise vocabulary of the unit (about organizing yourself)
English Language Arts
Grades K
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Welcoming the 'Beebot Brothers'!

The teacher show the two beebots to the class and ask them to describe the robots, tell them they are brothers and give them names (can be chosen by the students or given).

The teachers does an unplugged activity to make the students understand the basics of coding. 


Student Instructions

The preschoolers need to describe the shapes, colors, sounds, material (if they know) and guess what the buttons are for.

The students work in pairs. One student in front of the other, turning their back to their peer. The student in front acts as the beebot and the student in the back operates the person by tapping (gently!) on the shoulder (= Right / Left), on the back (= Backward) and on the head (= Forward). The student in the back programme their human robot (their peer) with the basic 4 moves.

2 Making the Beebots take a walk!

2 iPads (one per group) to scan the codes (students can take turn to scan the codes

Chalk (to trace the Beebot routes/maze) or tape. Make sure you measure and put a small mark every 15 cms. 

We have two routes: one route for advanced readers, one for beginners.

Examples are on the attached googledoc.

In the process, not only will the students read and programme but they also learn how to take turns / collaborate / be patient.


Student Instructions

The students should know how to scan a QR code.

There are two routes/mazes (easy and difficult, according to the reading level of the students). In each group, the students programme a part of the route until a QR code and they scan to code and read aloud. 

3 Wrap up

The teacher asks the students to take an iPad each and use the app "ChatterPix" to answer the question: "What did we learn today". The students are encouraged to take a picture of the beetbot and make it speak with the app.

Then they have to save the video on their camera roll in order to upload it on Seesaw (their blog / eportfolio) in order to take ownership of their learning, publish and share with their parents.

Student Instructions

The students use Chatterpix and make their beebot explains what they learnt about today (about scanning QR cdoe, reading, programming, directions, clearing information, making mistakes...) and then share their video on Seesaw.