Computational Thinking and ELA (CodeVA + GMU)

These materials were created by CodeVA in partnership with George Mason University and were funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant Award #1837380
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Retelling with a Program

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Students will build a program to retell a story. Students will include sequencing and debugging, abstraction, patterns, loops, and decomposition skills to effectively tell the story events and include essential story elements.These materials were created by CodeVA in partnership with George Mason University and were funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant Award #1837380

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Authors: CodeVA Curriculum, Valerie Fawley

A Picture is Worth...

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Students will identify the characters, setting, and sequential events of a story and draw a picture summary including the main points and eliminating extra details. Abstraction is the act of eliminating extra information, so students will try to include only the bare essentials to tell the story elements. The teacher will assist them in finding elements that are important to include and students will work in groups of 3 to tell the beginning, middle, and end in a pictorial representation.These materials were created by CodeVA in partnership with George Mason University and were funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant Award #1837380

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan

Authors: CodeVA Curriculum, Valerie Fawley

Storytelling with Algorithms

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Students will sequence a story by connecting images from the beginning, middle, and end of the story on a grid board and write the algorithm to connect them in order. The arrows used to connect the beginning, middle, and end will construct an algorithm. Students will test their algorithm and debug if there are errors.These materials were created by CodeVA in partnership with George Mason University and were funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant Award #1837380

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan

Authors: CodeVA Curriculum, Valerie Fawley

Predictions with Images

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Students will use decomposition strategies to predict what will happen in a story based on the pictures through the use of the 5W and 1H question words. Students will identify the characters and setting of the story and make a prediction based on the information they gained from the images.These materials were created by CodeVA in partnership with George Mason University and were funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant Award #1837380

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan

Authors: CodeVA Curriculum, Valerie Fawley

Patterns in Storytelling

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Patterns are hidden everywhere, and can help us read because we can predict what might happen quickly. Students will orally tell a fictional story in a sequential manner. Students will draw illustrations to match their story, and include some type of patterning (numerical, AB, cumulative story, etc).These materials were created by CodeVA in partnership with George Mason University and were funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant Award #1837380

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan

Authors: CodeVA Curriculum, Valerie Fawley