Codeable Crafts and Storytelling

Codeable Crafts is perfect for tying in literacy with computer science. Students combine simple crafting (shapes, stickers, crayons) with block coding to create their stories. Students enrich their imagination and creativity while engaging in the basic concept of computational thinking. They draw on animal templates, name their creatures, and then snap together a set of coding blocks for a sequence of interactions for telling their story. Students can add a small set of advanced coding blocks to create sound, movement, and text.

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CommonLit for Language & Literacy 5-12

CommonLit is a nonprofit organization created by teachers, for teachers and is dedicated to ensuring that all students graduate high school with the reading and writing skills necessary to be successful.  The free program delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12. Resources are:

  • Fiction and Non-Fiction Passages;
  • Flexible;
  • Research-Based;
  • Aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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