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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Grades:6-8

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: basic operations, bold, collaborative, communication, copy, cut, documents, italic, paste, print, ribbon toolbar, save, text manipulation, underline, word processing


Primary Objectives:

  • Students learn how to Copy, Cut, and Paste text.
  • Students learn that handy formatting tools make it easy to change text.
  • Students recognize the convenience of word processing features.
  • Students understand that highlighting key text will improve their documents.
  • Students use basic word processing functions to make their writing more informative.
  • Students use Bold, Italic, and Underline buttons to improve text readability.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students choose appropriate toolbar buttons to enhance their work.
  • 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.

Subjects:

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids Fiction > Text Features > Bold Italicized Headings Layout

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 

Create Communication Products 

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

Desktop Publishing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Desktop Publishing 

Intermediate Feature

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

Italics

Language Arts > Writing > Titles > Underlining > Italics

Listening / Pay Attention

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

Principles of Design 

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

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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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 word processing and support student learning. HelpTeaching.com offers customizable word processing tests and worksheets.

  • Have students use word processing to compile a booklet that lists the nutritional value of their favorite school lunches.
  • Using basic word processing, have students redesign the school lunch menu.
S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.1.d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.2a Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/ effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
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