Dash & Dot: Robot Movie Star (Gr. 3-5)


Film-making requires a lot of planning, hard work, and imagination. In this lesson, students will write a script for a short film starring Dash and Dot, program Dash and Dot to act out the film, and present the film to their class.


  • Write a script for a short film involving Dash and Dot
  • Plan how to shoot the film in the available time
  • Program Dash and Dot and film them acting out the script
  • Make edits to the script or program as needed to film it in the available time

Educational Standards


  • Grade 3 - Language, Writing, Media Literacy
  • Grade 4 - Language, Writing, Media Literacy

British Columbia

  • Grade 5 - ELA, Writing, Oral storytelling, Arts, Drama, ADST


  • Grade 5 - ELA, Writing, Fine Arts, Storytelling, ICT, Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts

Lesson Procedure

  • Class 1: Script Development (40 - 60 minutes)
  • Class 2: Costume, Prop, and Backdrop Design (40 - 60 minutes)
  • Class 3: Programming and Filming (60 minutes)
  • Class 4: Film Festival (40 - 60 minutes)


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