Coding & Tech
What's the Deal With Coding? (Reading Grade Levels 4 - 8)
In this five-day class, students with 4th - 8th-grade reading comprehension skills will read, comprehend, discuss, and summarize topics related to what makes coding the skill of the future.
Dr. Harper, Ed.D.
353 total reviews for this teacher
year old learners
learners per class
$15 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
55 minutes per class
In this class, students will explore several topics related to the skill of coding. These coding topics will be explored through learning activities that involve reading high-interest articles, identifying words to clarify, summarizing by identifying main ideas and details and answering reading comprehension questions from each article. The class is structured to follow a pattern of identifying current knowledge on each topic, surveying each article prior to reading, completing word study...
This class is taught in English.
Objectives: 1) Students will read five articles on learning to code for the purpose of identifying reasons that support the notion that learning to code is an important skill for the future. 2) Students will take notes related to words to clarify, the main ideas of each section of each article, and the reasons that support the importance of learning to code. 3) Students will demonstrate reading comprehension by writing a complete summary of each article and answering reading comprehension questions for each article.
One-paragraph summaries and four reading comprehension questions will be assigned after sessions 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Copies of each article and notetaking documents will be posted in the classroom prior to the start of each session of the class.
Students will self-evaluate based on their participation, written summaries, and answers to reading comprehension questions.
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Articles from Newsela will be the focus of reading in each of the sessions. The article titles are listed in the sources section and also in the description of activities for each of the five sessions of the class. These articles are written at an upper elementary/middle school reading level. The instructional intent is to use these articles as tools for promoting reading comprehension using the high-interest topic of coding. A student copy of each article will be posted in the classroom prior to each session. Articles will also be posted digitally during each session. Each article contains content related to information about students learning coding skills. Although the topic of the class is computer coding, the instructional emphasis is on using effective reading strategies to promote individual reading comprehension.
The following articles for this class were acquired from NEWSELA. Article #1 Coding clubs give Texas students a head start on technology, life skills Article #2 It took a while, but schools are starting to boot up computer coding Article #3 Amazon's new program will teach future computer engineers to code Article #4 Summer camp - and the coding is easy Article #5 Game on: Inventor makes coding fun for kids
Dr. Harper, Ed.D.
Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
353 total reviews
769 completed classes
Greetings OutSchool Parents and Students! I am Dr. Debra Harper. My specialty areas of teaching are English language arts, beginning, intermediate, and secondary reading skills, beginning, intermediate, and secondary writing instruction, reading...