Scratch Coding for Story Telling

One of the uses for Scratch is to develop games, and games are a form of storytelling. The lessons available for download include an introductory lesson so both teachers and students learn some of the Scratch coding fundamentals and how it can be used to develop a story with character dialogue. The lessons are targeted at elementary and middle school students but can be used with high school students.

A separate set of five-day lessons employs the skills learned in the introductory lesson. In the five day lesson, students develop a project that introduces students to their school. The project emphasizes various aspects of the writing process. When developing the project, students need to consider their audience and develop content that can be understood by a varied audience. For example, an audience of different age levels, reading ability, and languages. 
The focus of the project is on characters having a dialogue with other characters in the story and the audience. Very similar to a Play with a stage, scenes, and actors. Students will use proper sentence structure, academic vocabulary, and grammar in a real-world product.

Instructions for using Scratch coding and storytelling can be found in the Scratch Coding for Story Telling issue of Digital Maestro Magazine.

The lessons can be downloaded from Teachers Pay Teachers.

Coding and storytelling require a variety of academic language. Vocabulary worksheets with word-search, crossword puzzle, word jumbles, multiple choice and matching exercises can be downloaded from Teachers Pay Teachers.