FREE Lesson Plan/ Activity! Monster Drawing Assignment- adapted from code.org, therefor I am not selling for profit, but offering this lesson free on TPT.
1. Students will decompose the problem by analyzing what all goes into making a monster- what features do each of the monsters possess?
2. Students will find patterns- what do the monsters have in common?
3. Students will abstract the differences. Students will use the Monster Catalog (linked at the top of their assignment,) to draw (in a Google Drawing,) a monster possessing features of their choice.
4. Then they will write steps (an algorithm) as a series of instructions that classmate(s) can follow to recreate the monster.
**Addition to what's on the plan: Last step can be students have to cover their drawing (on the left) with a red rectangle and then SHARE the Google Drawing with a partner and have them recreate the Monster using the directions written by the creator that are on the right. Finally, remove the red rectangle and compare Monsters.
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