PreExpress2018

Pre Express 2018

Pre-Express was developed with early and pre-readers in mind. Tailored to a novice reading level, this course also assumes limited knowledge of shapes and numbers.

Pre-Express closely parallels Courses A and B in a single course. Students will learn the basics of programming, collaboration techniques, investigation and critical thinking skills, persistence in the face of difficulty, and internet safety. At the end of this course students will create their very own custom game from Play Lab that they can share with a link.

Lesson 1: Unspotted Bugs

Bug | Debugging | Persistence | Unplugged

  • Warm Up (12 min)
  • Marble Run Breakdown (10 - 20 min)
  • Wrap Up (10 - 20 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Teacher Prep Guide | Storybook (PDF) Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 2: Stevie and the Big Project

Fail | Frustrated | Persistence | Unplugged

  • Warm Up (15 min)
  • Marble Run (20 - 45 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Teacher Prep Guide | Storybook (PDF) Student Links: Emotion Images | Online Story | Reflection Journal

Lesson 3: Move It, Move It

  • Warm Up (20 min)
  • Activity: Move It, Move It (20 minutes)
  • Wrap-up (10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: PDF | Student Links: pdf | PDF

Lesson 4: Sequencing with Scrat

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Bridging Activity - Drag and Drop (10 - 15 min)
  • Main Activity (20 - 30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extension Activities

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations Student Links: pdf | Emotion Images | Student Video | Manipulatives | Reflection Journal

Lesson 5: Your Digital Footprint

Common Sense Education | Unplugged

  • Warm Up (20 min)
  • Main Activity (20 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Assessment (5 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Lesson Video | Worksheet | Assessment | Assessment Answer Key | Website | Resource List Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 6: My Robotic Friends Jr.

Algorithms | Debugging | Unplugged

  • Warm Up (5 min)
  • Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (10 min)

Teacher Links: Teacher Video Student Links: Template | Emotion Images | Key | Unplugged Video | Image Pack | Manipulatives | Reflection Journal

Lesson 7: Programming with Scrat

Algorithms | Debugging | Program | Programming

  • Warm Up: The Unplugged Foundation (3 min)
  • Bridging Activity - Choose One
  • Online Foundation: Preview Programming in Maze (3 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations Student Links: Emotion Images | Image Pack | Key | Manipulatives | Reflection Journal

Lesson 8: It's Great to Create and Play Fair

  • Warm-Up (Optional) (15 min)
  • Create Your Own Superhero! (15 min)
  • Wrap-Up
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Lesson Plan Student Links: Video

Lesson 9: Programming with Rey and BB-8

Programming | Maze

  • Warm Up (15 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 10: My Loopy Robotic Friends Jr.

Unplugged | Loop | Repeat

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 min)
  • Extension Activities

Teacher Links: Teacher Video Student Links: Template | Key | Emotion Images | Manipulatives | Image Pack

Lesson 11: Loops with Scrat

Loop | Ice Age | Scrat

  • Warm Up - The Unplugged Foundation (10 min)
  • Bridging Activity - Choose One
  • Online Foundation: Preview Loops in Ice Age
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations Student Links: Image Pack | Emotion Images | Key | Manipulatives | Reflection Journal

Lesson 12: Loops with Laurel

Loop | Collector

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Online Foundation: Preview Loops in Collector
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations Student Links: Image Pack | Emotion Images | Key | Manipulatives | Reflection Journal

Lesson 13: Drawing Gardens with Loops

Loop | Artist

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 14: The Big Event Jr.

Event | Unplugged

  • Warm Up (15 min)
  • Main Activity (15 min)
  • Wrap Up (10 min)
  • Assessment (10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Unplugged Video | Teacher Video | Worksheet | Assessment | Assessment Answer Key Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 15: A Royal Battle with Events

Event | Play Lab

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Bridging Activity - Events (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations Student Links: Emotion Images | Manipulatives | Reflection Journal

Lesson 16: Spelling Bee

  • Getting Started
  • Activity
  • Extended Learning