Introduce students to Scratch.

  • Depending on how involved you want to get in coding, this could take 1 class period or many weeks. If you want to keep it simple, you might want to choose some mechanics to model for students and have them stick to those.
  • Have students complete the step-by-step intro.
  • Encourage students to explore other projects and save useful code in their backpack.

backpack.tiff

Relevant Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3, CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-BF.A.1a, CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.A.1a, CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.A.1b, CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.A.1a, CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.A.1b

Step 0: Familiarize yourself with Scratch

Step 1: Introduce students to elements of game design

Step 2: Introduce students to Scratch

Step 3: Focus on core content ideas for game design

Step 4: Determine elements for the game

Step 5: Flowchart the game

Step 6: Code & test!

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