8 Class OnAir 2019 Scratch Reading Quiz.mov

Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was to create a playable quiz game using Scratch.

The students read a journal story and created their own quiz from it. They then converted the quiz into a playable version using Scratch. The idea was that other kids could read the same story, then complete the quiz.

Extended plan here


This was really fun. There ended up multiple ways to code games which was a little confusing for the kids trying to help each other, but overall I thought the lesson was quite a success. I want to try this lesson again, perhaps with some better scaffolding around the types of questions you would ask.

Things to note

This episode is structured differently. Rather than a filmed lesson that I taught in the classroom, I have tried to talk to the video so that you can see my thinking behind the lesson that I have taught - a different perspective.

Class Site Content

Walt: create a reading quiz using Scratch.


  1. Listen to the teachers instructions.

  2. Read a story or article from a journal in your book box.

  3. Fill in the template provided

  4. Sit in your group and problem solve the coding for the Scratch prjoect together

    • You can ask your scratch expert for help

    • You can use google to help you


Learner Generated Content




Matt Goodwin / mgoodwin@ptengland.school.nz


Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

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Auckland, New Zealand