Lesson Plan

Telling a Story in Scratch

Students will write a story, then animate it in scratch
Tim Brown B.
Technology coordinator
Bull Run Elementary School
Centreville, VA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Students will be able to...

The student will write narration, description, exposition, and persuasion. a) Identify audience and purpose. b) Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas. c) Organize writing structure to fit mode or topic. d) Establish a central idea and organization. e) Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement if appropriate. f) Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity. g) Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice. h) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences. i) Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information. j) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

Apply knowledge and skills to generate innovative ideas, products, processes, and solutions. A. Organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess. • Understand the various ways in which digital products can be shared. B. Use technology tools to share original work. • Use presentation tools to organize and present stories, poems, songs, and other original work.

Demonstrate an operational knowledge of various technologies. A. Use various types of technology devices to perform learning tasks. • Demonstrate the ability to perform specific tasks using technology, including organizing, analyzing, and presenting data; formatting and presenting text and graphic information; and capturing and manipulating images. B. Communicate about technology with appropriate terminology. • Use technology vocabulary in daily practice.

Identify and use available technologies to complete specific tasks. A. Identify the specific uses for various types of technology and digital resources. • Select and use local, network, and Internet resources and tools. • Capture and edit video. • Explain how various careers incorporate technology. B. Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations to complete projects. • Use tools in various content areas, such as graphing calculators, science simulations, story diagramming applications, image processing applications, and history timeline applications.

English Language Arts
reading fluency
writing clearly
Grades 4 - 8
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1 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE: Animate your story

It is not important for you to be able to do everything on Scratch, however you should know the basics.  Go through the tutorial by Create IT on YouTube.

Student Instructions

Now that you have completed writing your stories, you have the opportunity to animate it.  If you are not sure how to use SCRATCH you may use the lessons by Create IT on YouTube.

You will need to animate your whole story and include different voices for the characters.  To do this you may work with a partner, or you can alter your own voice.  

If you are an "Expert" you may help others.  When all stories are completed, we will have a movie day where we watch your movies.