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Welcome storytellers and computer scientists
to CS First Storytelling.
Today, you'll build a personal narrative
that incorporates many of the computer science concepts
you've learned throughout CS First.
A personal narrative is a story about yourself.
Typically, personal narratives are stories about true events
that happened in a person's life,
but you can also use fictional elements in today's project.
In previous clubs, you were introduced
to a concept and then guided through some coding.
Today's project is a little different.
Rather than being guided through the coding,
you will explore Scratch on your own
and incorporate everything you've learned so far.
To create your story, chose one of three premises.
My perfect day, my life if I were famous,
or if I had a superpower.
Once you've chosen a premise, consider these questions
before you start programming.
Where is the setting for your story?
If your superpower is to talk to animals,
where might you find animals?
What are the main events in your story's plot?
What happens to you during your perfect day?
How will your story end?
Is there a problem that must be resolved?
Do you learn something?
Choose one of the story premises listed on this page,
then click the link next to this video
to open Scratch and begin programming your story.
Consider the following questions,
where is the setting for your story?
What are the major plot events in your story?
And, how will your story end?
If you're having a difficult time
coming up with the ideas for your story, it's okay.
Sometimes it's helpful just to start coding
and see where your ideas take you.
You can also try mapping out your ideas on paper.