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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Grades:3-5

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Formatting, Grammar, Spelling, Word Processing Software


Primary Objectives:

  • Student formats text using word processing software.
  • Student uses the Word Count tool.
  • Student uses the Spell Check tool.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student organizes information.
  • Student reads about Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Student identifies biographies.
  • Student identifies homonyms.
  • Student practices finding synonyms.

Subjects:

Biographies

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Genre > Biographies

Biographies

Language Arts > Writing > Genre > Biographies

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 

Expository / Nonfiction / Informational

Language Arts > Writing > Genre > Expository / Nonfiction / Informational

Homonym

Language Arts > Vocabulary > Grammar / Language Structure > Homonym

Internet

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Writing > Vocabulary > Word Choice > Nonfiction

Synonyms

Language Arts > Vocabulary > Grammar / Language Structure > Synonyms

Thesauri

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Thesauri

Thesaurus

Language Arts > Vocabulary > Grammar / Language Structure > Thesaurus

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
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.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.L.3.3a Choose words and phrases for effect.
ELA-Literacy.L.4.3a Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
ELA-Literacy.L.4.4c Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
ELA-Literacy.L.4.5c Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
ELA-Literacy.L.4.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
ELA-Literacy.L.5.4c Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
ELA-Literacy.W.3.4 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.3.6 With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.2a Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
ELA-Literacy.W.4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.4.6 With some guidance and support from adults, 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 one page in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.2a Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, 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 two pages in a single sitting.
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