Storytelling: Characterization

Are the characters the best part of a story? Young computer scientists create a story using the Scratch coding program. Self-directed tutorials within a larger whole-group lesson shows them how to write a sequence of events and add narration to a character sprite within their story. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with an English or journalism teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be able to work comfortably in the Scratch coding program
  • Scholars must be familiar with the concept of narration
  • Ffth of eight parts in the Google CS First Storytelling unit
Pros

  • Includes direct links to videos explaining the necessary concepts and processes
  • Teacher guide is detailed and provides step-by-step instructions for each stage
Cons

  • None