Teacher-Facing Resources


Estimated Time:15 minutes


Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish

Vocabulary: Insert tab, Justification, Picture Icon, Tab Stops, Text Wrap, alignment, collaborative, columns, communication, design, documents, flyer, fonts, images, picture size, ribbon toolbar, serifs, table of contents, tables, tabs, visual contrast, word processing

Primary Objectives:

  • Students can create visual contrast with font sizes.
  • Students learn how design can help readers understand the information in a document.
  • Students learn how the Insert tab is used to select an image and how to resize it.
  • Students learn that adding chapter headings makes it easy to organize a table of contents.
  • Students learn that Text Wrap can easily format text around an image.
  • Students organize their writing by inserting a Table.
  • Students recognize specific fonts make their documents easy to read.
  • Students understand that the first element of good design is aligning text and that setting Tab Stops ensures that the alignment is consistent.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students choose appropriate design techniques to present their work to others.
  • Students correctly use word processing to communicate and work collaboratively.
  • Students learn the advantages of word processing.
  • Students understand the benefits of word processing.
  • Students use ribbon toolbar buttons to clarify written communication.


Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids Expository > Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Communication to Others

Library Media > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 


Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Communication 

Create Communication Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Intermediate Feature

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Word Processing > Intermediate Feature

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention


Language Arts > Writing > Brochures / Pamphlets > Posters

Principles of Design 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Principles of Design 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Visual Impact

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Visual Impact
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  • Review word processing techniques with students and how this valuable technology saves time and improves written communication. Online resources can enhance your knowledge of design and visual literacy. Search for information on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE.org): Visual Literacy.

  • Have students use word processing to design schedules for their school’s sporting events.
  • Students can create and display magazine advertisements for their favorite books.

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