Whether you’re a teacher, student, or parent, there are numerous engaging English Language Arts (ELA) lessons that can make learning English a fun and enriching experience for students. In this blog post, we’ll explore creative ELA lesson ideas for each grade level that foster language development and a love for reading and writing.
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Scaredy Squirrel Ozobot Coding- Author: Hannah Irion-Frake
Code your Ozobot with color codes to travel a specific path related to the book Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.
Students will use their bots to mimic the transformation of different animals and their life cycle.
Swimming With the Ozobots: Shark Lady– Author: Amanda Buschmann
After reading the biography story SHARK LADY: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW EUGENIE CLARK BECAME THE OCEAN’S MOST FEARLESS SCIENTIST, students will code their Ozobots to travel in the correct sequential order through a story map.
Dragons Love Tacos– Author: Stephanie Montgomery
The students will code Ozobot to travel along a path of events that happen in the book, Dragons Love Tacos by: Adam Rubin.
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Kindergarten – Meet Ozzie the Ozobot
This lesson is perfect for kindergarteners to use as an introduction to Ozobot and coding. Ozzie the Ozobot is a children’s story introducing Evo and all it can do! Throughout the lesson, there are four challenges that are differentiated to fit your class’s needs.
First Grade – Balloons Over Broadway – But Better
After reading the biography Balloons over Broadway, students will design their own Macy’s Day Parade-inspired balloons using balloons, markers, and other materials. Students will then show off their balloons by attaching them to Evo using line following!
Second Grade – Silly Sentences
In this lesson, students will use Color Codes and Evo to randomly choose nouns and verbs as a foundation for a simple silly sentence. Students will then choose other words to complete a second silly sentence.
Third Grade – Ozobot’s Fairytale, Lesson I
This lesson combines programming and literature to create the perfect in-class activity. Students will use Evo to “act out” a fairytale using Ozobot Blockly.
Fourth Grade – Ozobot’s Day of Similes
Students will come up with a word to complete commonly used similes to describe Evo’s day and use Color Codes to program their bot to demonstrate the similes. This is a great lesson for fourth graders to practice literacy and coding!
Fifth Grade – Conjunctions by Chance
Students will use Evo to randomly choose words on the Conjunctions by Chance Map and identify the word as a preposition, noun, or adjective. Students will then write a sentence using the word.
Sixth through Eighth Grade – Random Story Generator
In this activity, students will learn how computers generate random numbers using Ozobot Blocky. They will then write a fun story using random words that Evo chose.
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