Spring '18

How to Read Scratch Computer Code

From the Set Understanding the Basics

Introduces readers to the basic features of Scratch computer code, such as scripts and blocks. Readers will learn how to create their own games and projects using Scratch computer code. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

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  • What Is Scratch Code?
  • The Basics
  • Using Blocks
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Do You Know?
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index
  • Answer Key
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 794.8
Lexile 780
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level R
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503823341, 9781503826762
Copyright 2018, 2018
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs

A Review of "Understanding the Basics" in School Library Journal

These guides develop skill sets that are easily transferable to schoolwork, home life, and future jobs. In Calendars and Clocks, digital takes a backseat to analog for a truly introductory lesson about units of time using a familiar clockface with three hands. The back-to-basics focus covers a great deal of terminology, and the individual authors are consistent in offering a rigorous level of detail. Nutrition Labels, for example, not only explains what protein, calcium, fat, and carbs are, but matches photos of common food sources and how the body uses them to best advantage. Scratch Computer Code will walk junior techies through step-by-step screenshots of sprites and blocks. Color-coded vocabulary in text matches glossary colors, and readers are quizzed at the end as a self-check for understanding. VERDICT Interdisciplinary and timeless enough to ensure a long shelf life. A fine addition to early nonfiction collections.

Author: George Anthony Kulz

George Anthony Kulz holds a Master’s degree in computer engineering. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He writes for children and adults.