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.
- 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.
- Students will share their favorite word comic panel with a partner.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
Provide key coding vocabulary with visuals.
Use "Think-Pair-Share" strategy during whole group discussion.
Display three-panel comic expectations.