Lesson 16: Spelling Bee
Part puzzle, part word search, the Spelling Bee asks students to program a bee to find common words in a grid.
- Students should be able to read and identify the following words for this activity:
Very young students or struggling readers may need additional support finding the words - using manipulatives (like Scrabble tiles) can help students see what words look like in different directions.
Use these activities to enhance student learning. They can be used as outside of class activities or other enrichment.
Vocab Hop Scotch
Using class vocab words, create a floor-sized word search. The whole class can then "program" a student, or teacher, to spell out words by creating sequences of cardinal directions.
CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards
AP - Algorithms & Programming
- 1A-AP-09 - Model the way programs store and manipulate data by using numbers or other symbols to represent information.
- 1A-AP-11 - Decompose (break down) the steps needed to solve a problem into a precise sequence of instructions.