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Learning to Code Makerspace Center


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, and 6th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
All Year Long

Students learn and practice programming and coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is a great way for students to practice creativity and perseverance after failure.

There are several coding languages that are accessible to elementary students, and this center focuses on the Scratch™ website, the Scratch Jr.™ app, and the Lightbot™ app, which are all free apps.

This library center has 10 pages, and includes:

  • Center signs with “I will” statement directions, learning goals, and excerpt of standards
    • Editable in Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx file format, and
    • PDF file format
    • Can be printed or used for flexible instruction or blended / hybrid learning in Google Classroom
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Lesson Plan in editable Microsoft Word .docx file format, aligned to:
    • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
    • National Common Core ELA Standards,
    • Next Generation Science Standards, and
    • Pennsylvania Core ELA Standards.
  • Links to free Scratch™ or Scratch Jr.™ tutorials to include at the center
  • Teacher Notes and How-to directions for posting this center to Google Classroom for online or blended learning (including sample student directions and screenshots)

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – B.3.
  • Collaborate – B.2.
  • Explore – B.2. – C.1. – D.1.
  • Engage – A.1. – A.2.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.5.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5.

Terms of Use
© Mrs. J in the Library – By downloading this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

Grade Levels

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

Anytime or throughout the year


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Mrs. J in the Library

Hi there! I'm Collette Jakubowicz, the owner and founder of Mrs. J in the Library.
I'm a certified teacher-librarian with over 15 years of teaching experience in elementary school libraries. I believe school libraries staffed by professional teacher-librarians should inspire and empower students to create, as well as read, research, and think critically.

I can help you enhance your instruction with library centers (including online and blended learning), or upgrade your library space with my best-selling Dewey Nonfiction Signs.

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