Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins
Topic: STEM; Coding
Grade Level: 4, 5
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: In this lesson, students will demonstrate their knowledge of key coding vocabulary.
Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with some of the key coding vocabulary.
Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic. Can students identify the coding term being referred to?
Students will have a choice of key coding vocabulary words to define e.g., command, algorithm, loop, bug, debug.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-panel comic featuring three vocabulary words of their choice.
In each panel students can define the coding term, or phrase it as a question, like the sample comic.
Closure: Students will share their favorite word comic panel with a partner.
Provide key coding vocabulary with visuals.
Use Think-Pair-Share strategy during whole group discussion.
Display three-panel comic expectations.
- Comic to print or display: Comic.