Students create text-based dialog scenes in Scratch using words from our class vocabulary lists. In follow up projects, students add their own recorded voices, narrating each line of dialog, in Spanish as well (in the final project) in English.


  1. Help students develop Spanish vocabulary

  2. Provide opportunities for students to use new vocabulary words in a meaningful context

  3. Develop computational thinking skills alongside language skills in integrated, fun activities

  4. Create "durable learning experiences" for students in Spanish class

Example Scratch Projects

Text Only: Spanish Dialog - Going to the Car Race

With Audio Narration:

  1. Narrated Spanish Dialog - ¡Vamos al Estadio!

  2. Los Monsteros Hablan (Narrated Spanish Dialog)

With Text & Audio Narration in BOTH English & Spanish: "El Sueño de Miguel"


Help students setup personal Scratch accounts using their school email addresses. Ask them to save their userID and password for Scratch in their "Password Keeper" Google Sheet.


See Projects 1, 2 and 3 below


  1. Challenge students to remix classmates' projects, using some different required vocabulary and adding a surprise ending to the story.

Project 1 - Spanish Dialog in Scratch

1- View and study this example Scratch dialog project (press GREEN FLAG & SEE INSIDE) https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/422487716/

2- Review this video about how to make a dialog project in Scratch.

3- Use at least THREE vocabulary words from 1 of our Movie Talk lists in a Scratch Dialog Project https://mdtech.casady.org/spanish/vocabulary

4- Share the link to your Scratch Project here in Google Classroom and in Seesaw! https://app.seesaw.me/a/0083fa88-6a04-4c07-a0a7-a9d42f7258dd

Basic Example (Speech bubbles / text only, no audio narration)

Project 2 - Puppet Video & Narrated Scratch Animation

This is a fun, multi-part project in which you will MAKE A SHORT SPANISH DIALOG (with a partner, unless flex learning) and share it both as a recorded finger puppet video AND a narrated, animated Scratch Project.


With a partner (unless you are flex learning / learning at home) choose at least THREE WORDS from our Moana vocabulary list.


1 partner needs to CREATE A NEW GOOGLE DOC and share it with Dr. Fryer (via email) and your partner. Name it "Spanish Dialog" and put your names on it.


Write a short dialog (10 to 30 seconds long when you read it) that uses your THREE MOANA vocabulary words. Also some of our Spanish Question words and some of our "Super 7 Spanish verbs."

You can use Google Translate but keep your sentences SHORT and SIMPLE.


Use finger puppets and an iPad to record your dialog. Add your video to Seesaw. Here is an example, using the Green Screen app.

If you use a green screen and want Dr. Fryer to put a photo in the background, you can give instructions about the photo to use on your Dialog Google Doc. You can find a photo on Unsplash.com and include the link to the photo you want on your Google Doc, or describe the kind of photo you want and Dr. Fryer will pick one.


Use Scratch to create an animated and narrated version of your dialog. Use SPEECH BUBBLES to include your characters' dialog / sentences, AND record your voice saying each sentence from the dialog.


Share your Scratch project publicly, so you can:

  1. Add it to our Scratch Spanish Projects Studio (link in Casady Bookmarks)

  2. Turn in the link in via Google Classroom

Advanced Example (with audio / voice narration)

Project 3 - Captioned & Narrated in Spanish & English

This project builds on the first two. Using a Google Slideshow as a template, students:

  1. Select 2 or 3 characters from 7 in the movie Coco

  2. Select 10 vocabulary words to use from our "movie talk" list of about 30

  3. Write a dialog between their characters in English, then in Spanish

  4. Add their dialog to a Scratch project template

  5. Record their dialog in Scratch

  6. Share their project to Seesaw


Coco Scratch Dialog Project - Planning Template