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The Official ScratchJr Book

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The Official ScratchJr Book is an easy-to-use interactive hands on guide for parents and teachers, written by the creators of ScratchJr.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Everyone Loves ScratchJr!
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Brief Contents
  6. Contents in Detail
  7. Preface
  8. An Introduction to ScratchJr
    1. What Is ScratchJr?
    2. Why Did We Create ScratchJr?
    3. Who Is This Book For?
    4. What Do You Need?
    5. What’s in This Book?
    6. How Should You Use This Book?
  9. Chapter 1: Getting Started
    1. Activity 1: Throw a Dance Party!
      1. Step 1: Open the App
      2. Step 2: Make a New Project
      3. Step 3: Make the Cat Move!
      4. Step 4: Use the Green Flag
      5. Step 5: Add a Background
      6. Step 6: Add Another Character
      7. Step 7: Don’t Just Dance, Say Something!
      8. Step 8: Add a Title
      9. Step 9: Name Your Project
      10. Step 10: Save Your Project
      11. Hints
      12. Tips for Grown-ups
    2. Don’t Be Afraid to Explore!
      1. Undoing and Redoing
      2. Deleting Objects
      3. Deleting Blocks
    3. A Guided Tour of the ScratchJr Interface
    4. What’s Next?
  10. Chapter 2: Animations
    1. Activity 2: Make Your Cat Move!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Spelling a Name
        2. Math Connection: Seeing How Many Ways You Can Get to 10
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    2. Activity 3: Make Your Cat Turn!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Describing Feelings
        2. Math Connection: Telling Time
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    3. Activity 4: Let’s Play Hide-and-Seek!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Telling a Story
        2. Math Connection: Observing and Counting
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    4. Activity 5: Do Something Over and Over!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Comparing Your Scripts to Sentences
        2. Tips for Grown-Ups
        3. Math Connection: Comparing Two Scripts
        4. Tips for Grown-ups
    5. Project Time! Old MacDonald’s Farm
      1. How to Make It
      2. Hints
      3. Looking for a Challenge?
      4. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Building New Vocabulary
        2. Math Connection: Counting the Blocks You’ve Used
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
  11. Chapter 3: Stories
    1. Activity 6: Find Your Voice!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Presenting
        2. Math Connection: Adding and Subtracting
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    2. Activity 7: Turn the Page!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Telling Your Own Stories
        2. Math Connection: Sequencing Your Story
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    3. Activity 8: Change the Pace!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Creating Announcements
        2. Math Connection: Timing the Race
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    4. Activity 9: Stop and Look!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Looking for a Challenge?
      4. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Adding Narration
        2. Math Connection: Changing the Wait Time
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    5. Activity 10: Wait Your Turn!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Using Full Sentences
        2. Math Connection: Counting the Wait Time
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    6. Activity 11: Build a Snowman!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Asking Questions
        2. Math Connection: Counting the Circles
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    7. Project Time! The Tortoise and the Hare
      1. How to Make It
      2. Hints
      3. Looking for a Challenge?
      4. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Creating a Digital Book
        2. Math Connection: Making Characters Move
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
  12. Chapter 4: Games
    1. Activity 12: Pick a Peach!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Adding to the Story
        2. Math Connection: Composing and Comparing Shapes
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    2. Activity 13: Blast Off!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Getting Ready for Takeoff
        2. Math Connection: Counting Backward
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    3. Activity 14: Play Tag!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Hints
      4. Looking for a Challenge?
      5. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Creating a Conversation Between Friends
        2. Math Connection: Estimating
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    4. Activity 15: Guess the Odd One Out!
      1. What You’ll Learn
      2. How to Make It
      3. Looking for a Challenge?
      4. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Writing the Game Directions
        2. Math Connection: Writing Your Own Math Problems
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
    5. Project Time! Cats Versus Birds
      1. How to Make It
      2. Hints
      3. Looking for a Challenge?
      4. Making Connections
        1. Literacy Connection: Turning Your Game into a Story
        2. Math Connection: Keeping a Tally
        3. Tips for Grown-ups
  13. Afterword
  14. Appendix A: Transitioning From ScratchJr to Scratch
    1. The Scratch Community
    2. Getting Started with Scratch
    3. The ScratchEd Website
  15. Appendix B: Reference Guides
    1. Block Reference
    2. Paint Editor Reference
  16. Index
  17. Resources
    1. More Smart Books for Curious Kids!