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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 10-page library center is completely editable, and includes:

  • Center signs with “I will” statement directions, learning goals, and excerpt of standards
    • Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx file format, and
    • PDF file format
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Lesson Plan in 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’s 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.


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