Lesson Plan

My Robot Friend

What is a robot? What can robots do? Computer programmers tell robots what to do by creating a sequence of commands. In this lesson, students work in pairs to program a robot to act out the story from the mini story book *My Friend.*
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to program a robot to move forward and speak audibly about the process.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Read the mini story My Friend aloud to students.

  • Have students talk to their elbow partner about the book and some of the thoughts, feelings, or ideas they had after reading the book.

  • Invite two students to act out the dialogue from the book:

    • **Student 1: **“Who will play with me?”
    • Student 2: “I will play with you.”
    • Student 1: “Who will run with me?
    • Student 2: “I will run with you.”
    • Student 1: “Who will jump with me?”
    • Student 2: “I will jump with you.”