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This series of three lesson activities uses Scratch to create animations that tell a story, and can link to studies in English.

A starter Scratch file partially tells the story of the Great Fire of London. Additional resources are provided allowing children to improve the animation.

Using some short stories as stimulus materials, children are asked to plan their own story using storyboarding techniques. They are then shown how to use a range of tools in Scratch to create animations that progress automatically, or that ask for user input. Peer evaluation is used to help the children improve their programs.

The resource includes a teacher guide and presentation, as well as several Scratch files – some of these might be made available to the class from a shared area on the school network.

The offline version of the Scratch editor should be installed prior to commencing the activities.

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