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integrated computational thinking

LA Practice B1: Enhance writing by using algorithmic logic (Activity)

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In this project, the learner will create algorithms to determine writing conventions. Then the learner will create a storyboard to draft their own news article that highlights common writing techniques used by journalists when structuring news articles. (90 - 120 minutes)

Learning Objectives

By the end of this activity, learners will be able to...

  • Recognize patterns in writing conventions
  • Create and refine a written algorithm as a flowchart to select between two easily confused verbs
  • Create and refine a written algorithm as a storyboard to illustrates a text’s literary elements and structure


  • Algorithm: step-by-step instructions that deliver an expected result
  • Pattern recognition: break down process into smaller parts
  • Pattern generalization: create model of observed patterns to test predicted outcome
  • Storyboard: a sequential graphic organizer that depicts the order of steps or events

Materials and Resources

Creative Commons & Attributions

Dolasia, K. (2021, May 25). Simone Biles Proves Yet Again She Is The Greatest Gymnast Of All Time. Retrieved 2021, June 10, from