Color Codes ELA Lessons

Top 5 ELA Lessons to Celebrate Read Across America

It’s Read Across America day! Did you know Ozobots are a great way to teach English Language Arts (ELA) and other subjects beyond coding and computer science?

While STEAM focuses on problem-solving and critical thinking skills, there is often a misconception that these skills apply only to science and math subjects. The reality is quite the opposite. ELA and Social Studies subjects provide valuable critical thinking abilities too!  

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 5 ELA lessons in Ozobot Classroom to get you excited about using Ozobot to teach literacy and celebrate Read Across America today and every day! Read on to access these highly engaging STEAM activities and challenges your students will love.

1.) Meet Ozzie the Ozobot!

Grades: Pre-K – 3

Coding Method: Color Codes

Start with the basics! Our most popular ELA lesson in Ozobot Classroom features a story with ‘Ozzie,’ the Ozobot, to demonstrate the basics of marker coding. Created for pre-K to 3rd-grade classes, this lesson is a perfect introduction to Ozobot and coding. There are four challenges using Color Codes that are differentiated to fit your class’s needs.

2.) Write Your Name With OzoCodes 

Grades: K-2

Coding Method: Color Codes 

In this lesson, K-2nd grade students can practice their line and code drawing skills by turning their first name into a track for their Ozobot to travel across using line jumps. This lesson tasks students with writing the letters of their name very clearly and placing OzoCodes to help Evo walk from the beginning of the first letter to the end of the last letter.

3.) Navigating Around Town

Grades: 3-8

Coding Methods: Color Codes, Ozobot Blockly 

Is your class already familiar with Color Codes and Ozobot Blockly? This lesson is for you! In ‘Navigating Around Town,’ students will program their Ozobot to navigate lines and intersections around a map to successfully complete a list of errands. Ideal for grades 3-8, students will learn and develop a better understanding of line navigation and measurements. 

4.) Scaredy Squirrel Ozobot Coding

Grades: K-5

Coding Methods: Color Codes

In this literacy-driven STEAM lesson, K-5 students will code their Ozobot with Color Codes to travel a specific path and complete tasks related to the book, ‘Scaredy Squirrel,’ by Melanie Watt. This resource includes four ready-to-go worksheets that can be used to introduce or reinforce using Color Codes with Ozobot. Challenging and fun!

5.) Are You My Mother?

Grades: PK-2

Coding Methods: Color Codes 

Rounding out our list of top 5 ELA lessons is a favorite among grades PK-2. In this lesson, students will listen to the story “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman and then use Color Codes to direct Evo to the correct mother.

Find more lessons and inspiration for your classroom today in Ozobot Classroom!

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