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: 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.


Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

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

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

Create Communication Products 

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

Intermediate Feature

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


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 

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
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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.

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