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Speaking Code: Events
Lesson 5 (of 7)

By Jen Perry 90 minutes
Grades 4-6
English Language Arts,
Science and Technology,
  • Programming
Tools & Languages

Key Coding Concepts

  • Events



When one thing causes another thing to happen

This is the fifth of seven lessons.

Learners will focus on learning the coding concept of ‘events’. This lesson includes a computer activity and an unplugged activity. Educators can do both activities or choose one of the activities.


The educator should have some knowledge of coding concepts and experience with Scratch or Blockly. Completing the individual activities ahead of time would be helpful as you may have to model how to complete activities. There is an option to see the solution for each activity.


Ask: What are events?

Play ‘Flocabulary - Coding Events’.

Plugged-in Activity

45 minutes

Complete this activity.

Unplugged Activity: The Big Event (

45 minutes

Complete this lesson.

Lesson Overview Videos:

Online activities include a multiple choice and matching assessment that learners must answer before completing the activity level.

Make anecdotal notes of learners who are struggling to complete tasks. Also, make notes of learners who are completing tasks quickly and/or supporting their peers.

The Big Event Assessment (

Coding: Early finishers can explore Hour of Code activities.


  • Complete ‘Play Lab: Create a Story’ (
  • For this lesson series, learners could use a digital or regular journal, to include the coding vocabulary taught.

Data: AI & Machine Learning:Make connections to Events and Machine Learning by exploring Machine Learning for Kids Projects

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