Variable Stories Learning Kit

Last updated on
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
Experience type: 
Online Resource
Program Description

Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how parts of speech can be used to strengthen their understanding of variables.

Students will work towards writing their own Mad Lib Stories before using Scratch to code a Mad Lib story generator.

There is also an optional extension activity if you would like to build further on the coding concepts explored in these lessons.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

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Big Ideas
  • Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.
  • Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully.
  • COVID Precautions


    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Daycamps, Guides, Homeschool, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Post-Visit Information Package
    Additional Notes

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