Includes both PDF and TpT Digital Versions for Google Classroom Distance Learning and in-person STEM classes.
Retell a story using coding!
In this unplugged coding activity, Students create a story map of any fictional story. They use their story map to code the sequence of events that happen in the story.
New to Coding?
No worries! Coding can be intimidating, but you don't have to have a background in computer science to teach coding. This resource is designed to be so simple a sub could use it. Get started with coding today! Perfect activity for Hour of Code.
Students learn the logic and thinking that goes into writing codes using Directional Coding. They focus on 3 vocabulary words: Programmer, Code, and Sequence.
Students connect coding and sequencing to retelling stories. After students write their code, they use it to retell the story with their partner. At the end, students reflect on what they learned using the included reflection pages.
- Any Fiction Story (Example, 3 Little Pigs)
- Teacher Instructions (with differentiation and photos)
- Student Instructions
- Story Map (2 Difficulty Options)
- Student Coding Journal
- Student Unplugged Coding Activity (Includes Partner Coding Practice)
- Student Reflection Sheet
- Coding Vocabulary Words
- CSTA and Common Core Standards
- TpT Digital Version for Distance Learning with Google Classroom
To use Easel for Distance Learning, select "Open in Easel" on this listing.
Aligns to CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) and Common Core.
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