By the end of this unit students will have created a short animation using Scratch jr, that retells a popular story.
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
6a - Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
6d - Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Learners will be able to....
Plan a story, thinking about what happens in each scene
Use scratch blocks to trigger actions
Use movement blocks effectively
Use text and recording features to bring characters to life
Effectively order the events in a story
Learners will understand that...
There is a beginning middle and end when programming
Writing a simple program is similar to writing a simple sentence
Animation can be a digital art form
Learners will keep considering...
How do you construct and effective story?
What can stories convey?
How do stories influence feelings and emotions?
Learners will know…
Stories can be constructed, told and interpreted in different ways.
Learners will be skilled at...
Recognizing the meaning of visual and kinesthetic communication
Recognizing and creating signs
Interpreting and utilizing symbols
Stage 2- Evidence
Learners will show that they understand by evidence of…
GRASPS Task written in student-friendly language:
The goal is to tell a story with Scratch Jr.
You are the programmer.
You are the storyteller
The audience are you friends in grade.
Your parents at Arts night
Your script sentences need to have a beginning, middle and an end. The end will help your story move on.
You will make all the characters in your story move and/or speak to each other. You will have 6 different scenes/stages.
Learners will show they have achieved Stage 1 goals by demonstrating their understanding through the Six Facets of Understanding...
The students will be able to explain why they chose different blocks, displaying an understanding of how they help to tell the story.
The students will be able to tell meaningful stories through their eyes and cultural
Students will have tried and tested the program, making changes along the way.
Will have thought about the different perspectives the story can be told through, applying their understanding of fractured fairy tales.
After the project is complete, the students will have time to reflect on their choices and the overall progress of their animation/story. They will think about how they could have made it better and what they have learnt throughout the process. This reflection will be included in their Haiku ePortfolio.
Stage 3- Learning Plan
Lessons 1 & 2
Finding out what the blocks mean
Lesson 3 & 4
Instruction cards 1-9
Lessons 5 & 6
Storyboard - background and characters
Storyboard - start script
Complete animation and share with class
Lesson 10 & 11
Storyboarding own story, based on classroom literacy and UOI work
Lesson 12 & 13
How can we animate this story? - looking at the blocks we need
Complete story and share with the class
Stage 4 - Developing Understanding Goals
Areas that Need Work
Standards for this Piece of Work
Evidence of Exceeding Standards
My story has a beginning, middle, and ending that others can understand.
I coded more than one character.
The background changes at least once.
I used a variety of coding blocks, and my characters have more than one set of code. The coding makes sense to the story.
Attitude & Debugging
I had a positive attitude during coding.
I tried to figure out how create and fix the code problems in my program.
I only needed a little help from my teacher during coding.
Summative Assessment Ideas
Students will talk about their project and give reasons for the choices made with coding blocks
Students will work with another student to give some peer feedback
Students will complete a storyboard, displaying some of the blocks that they plan to use
Students will complete a short animated version of The 3 Billy Goats Gruff