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Integration of Scratch into 5th Grade ELA

5th grade students created Scratch animations to illustrate a theme and a scene from the book Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.


This project was the culminating activity for our ELA studies around the novel Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. The objective was for students to use the programming language Scratch to demonstrate their recognition of sequencing, setting, and the theme, When one door closes, another opens.  Students worked individually and each chose a different chapter from the book. Each project included step-by-step moves matching the sequence of the story, elements of the setting, and the characters from the assigned chapter.  In addition, programming, logical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills were developed.



3 student projects

Unit Plan, written by teacher Joe Roche