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Lesson Plans: "Creative Computer Exploration with Scratch"

Lesson plans for an elementary-level Scratch class

This website features lesson plans for elementary school teachers (Grades 3-5, plus younger literate students who have basic computer skills). It also includes progress notes from teachers who taught these classes. The first set of lesson plans introduces beginners to Scratch, while the second set builds on the first and addresses intermediate learners. Each set contains five lesson plans. In both classes, students explore how to create games, animations, stories, and art using Scratch.


1. Creative Computer Exploration with Scratch

  • Day 1: Introducing Scratch
  • Day 2: Art and Music with Scratch
  • Day 3: Project Review and Group Projects
  • Day 4: Scratch Away
  • Day 5: Group Project Review, Assessment, Finishing Touches

2. Intermediate Scratch: Creative Computer Exploration

  • Day 1: What Next?
  • Day 2: Capture Images and Ideas
  • Day 3: Present, Revise, Rework
  • Day 4: Sprite Smarts
  • Day 5: Wrap-Up and Presentation

Note: These lesson plans were used in two schools in Virginia, Arlington--Campbell Elementary School and Taylor Elementary School in Arlington. Volunteers from the Obscure Organization helped with teaching and planning.