SCRATCH is so much fun, but I find even the best and most engaged students sometimes have a hard time staying focused because SCRATCH has so many options. Here’s my lesson plan and I hope you like it!
- Read a summary of Charlotte’s Web.
- Open SCRATCH and login.
- Draw a Sprite for Fern, Wilbur, Charlotte, and Pendleton. Feel free to right click on these to use or print and have the students draw.
- Record each student introducing the character, giving the character a short summary. Ask which order the characters appear within the story and why this matters to the plot.
- Add events like Click on the Sprite, Audio, Sprite grow, Spite shrink so each character tells us a little about the story.
- My example doesn’t include much character depth, but your students will understand the concepts.
Here is an example of the code I used:
Use the link below to make your own version of SCRATCH Charlotte’s Web:
Extension activities include drawing different characters with different backgrounds and adding a plot summary in the sequence of the story. What happens at the beginning of the story when Wilbur is first born? What happens after he leaves Fern? When does he meet Charlotte and how does she save his life? What other characters interact with Wilbur and the farm? What is the ending and can we represent it in SCRATCH?