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New Review Are You a Publisher?: Free Press and You
What kinds of media do your pupils use to read and publish information? After a discussion about what publishing means, and about the freedom of the press, class members interview one or two other people about their publishing habits. The class closes with a discussion of the results and a possible extension from the ideas listed.
Students are inspired to write about what they see using Internet publishing.
Fifth graders write the final draft of a research paper. In this publishing lesson plan, 5th graders use correct grammar, punctuation and form to complete their final drafts. Students share their work in small groups.
Students investigate a topic through research, observation, and experimentation. They prepare a short science report and publish it online. Students reflect on the role of science reports in the larger scientific community.
Young scholars create a book cover using Microsoft Publisher. In this computer publishing lesson, students learn how to use the program Microsoft Publisher. Young scholars experiment with fonts, styles, formats and clip art. Students use what they have learned to create a book cover for their favorite book.
Young scholars conduct research and publish a catalog consisting of items from the early 1900's. They select a market of items from the early 1900's and explore a variety of websites. Using their research information they write and publish a catalog and catalog order form.
Learners research a science topic and create a science report to publish online. For this science lesson plan, students complete their report by observing, researching, and experimenting with their topic, and prewrite, write, and edit their reports.
Introduce your class to Desktop publishing. They become familiar with searching on the Internet, keyboarding, and desktop publishing. They design an American quilt using facts they find about their culture. Great interdisciplinary lesson.
Students research, write and publish an A,B,C book based on research of their own.
Young scholars complete a book study and publishing activity. In this book study lesson, students study the structure of a book and use worksheets to help guide them through creating their own book. Young scholars design the front cover for their book and sew the pages of their book together.
Build beautiful books in whatever style you'd like with an intuitive and adaptable app for constructing books. Kids can add images, drawings, text, and audio to make books about any subject. When complete, learners can wrap up the process by publishing their work.
Fourth graders, in groups, create and publish their own class newsletter. They are to write, edit and publish the stories. They also define the different parts of the newspaper and their purpose.
Pupils are asked to open Microsoft Publisher and start a blank publication. They then click on the "Hide Wizard" button. Students click on the dash at the top right-hand side of the screen to minimise Publisher. They open the CD-rom. Pupils find a photograph that they would like to copy.
Fifth graders complete a graphic organizer for their writing. They create and publish a story (or report) on the topic that was previously prepared with the graphic organizer then use word processor to create a final copy.
Fourth graders use Microsoft Works or Apple Works to compose, edit and publish a story or report on a topic of the teacher's choice. They use word reference materials to confirm decoding skills, etc.
Direct your class’s attention to the elements that make their community unique. After examining sample travel brochures, groups select something from their community to use as the subject, and then research, create, and publish a brochure celebrating this element. Extension and enrichment activities, as well as resource links, are included. A great way to incorporate technology into your curriculum.
Students create brochures on subjects they are studying in Publisher. In this nonfiction writing instructional activity, students use Publisher to create a brochure telling all the main ideas of a topic they are studying. Students use text boxes, fonts and pictures to make their brochure eye cactching.
Help your autistic learners to create a story and publish a book. They write simple stories, then turn their stories into books. A picture is drawn for each page of the book and the story is written below. Note: This is a good activity to increase communication and creative thinking skills, but it may not work with severely autistic children.
The writing process has never been easier with this digital approach. Although designed to describe Inspiration software, this lesson's visuals offer excellent ideas even if you don't have the program. Learners use pre-made templates designed specifically for the type of paper they are assigned, and move through each step of the writing process from drafting to publishing. Pre-made examples make modeling easy. They can even include due dates and graphics!
The writing process meets the 21st century in this lesson centered around the Inspiration Software program. If you don't have the Inspiration program, the steps outlined here are still quite helpful in breaking down and scaffolding writing. Using a diagram, learners complete the cyclical process through pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. There are distinct templates for different writing tasks, and visuals give a good idea of what learners are working with.