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Publishing a Book Report Using Word Processing
Give your book report that extra pizzaz by typing it! After kids write a book report by hand, have them publish a final copy of a book report using word processing software. They view the How To Write a Book Report website, follow step-by-step directions to type in their book report, and publish a final copy.
Developing Good Written Communication Skills and the Word Processing Student
Students are introduced to the skills needed to complete a word processing assignment. In groups, they identify the reasons why it is important to communicate in different situations and participate in role-playing exercises. They complete a pre- and post-test to discover the techniques they have acquired.
"We the People"
To gain an appreciation for the difficulty the framers of the Constitution faced when crafting this historic document, class members are asked to predict five words that would occur frequently in the Constitution of the United States. Working as pairs, groups of four, then groups of eight, teams develop such a list. The whole class then discusses the process they went through and the difficulty they had reaching consensus. Next, the focus turns to a word-processed document of the Constitution, and using the replace tool, learners record their findings on a spreadsheet and create a double bar graph to compare their predictions with the actual results. Additional activities for studying the strengths and weaknesses of a constitutional government, as well as assessment options for each activity, are included in the packet.
Creating a Word Processing Document
First graders observe the teacher creating a word processing document for their guardian or parent that they will personalize and take home so they know what supplies and equipment are needed on certain days and months. Eventually students compose their own documents.
Mystery Message Word Processing
Pupils practice basic word processing skills and eventually reveal a Mystery Message. They utilize basic word processing skills including spacing, use of capitals, deleting/replacing text, cut, copy, and paste.
Word Processing - WordPerfect
Students demonstrate basic knowledge and application of hardware, software, and Internet use. They explore eight word processing activities presented in Corel WordPerfect format with answer keys. Four of the eight activities focus on Health Science topics and occupations.
Spell Check: What a tool!
Students understand how a spell checker is used with a word processing program. For this spell checking lesson, students use the spell checker to correct a document with errors created by the teacher.
A Night of Honor: Rhyming Couplets to Honor Loved Ones
Honor your loved ones with hand written poetry. Start by brainstorming memories to create rhyming couplets. After preparing a final written draft, word process the poems and create a class PowerPoint presentation of pictures which will accompany the recitation of the poems at a Night of Honor for their special guests.
Students use a word processing program to format a document. They examine a a sample letter with formatting errors and use a word processing program to change the margins, line spacing, and tab settings.
Native American Acrostic Poems
Fifth graders apply knowledge about Native American tribes while writing an acrostic poem. They enhance the writing with pictures that symbolize important characteristics of the tribes. They use digital cameras, scanners, image editing and word processing software to create a final presentation of the poetry.
The First 13 States
Fifth graders utilize books and web sites to find current information about the original 13 colonies. Students chart population using a spreadsheet and enter and manipulate data on a database. Students culminating project is a word processed paragraph about the best state to visit.
Personalized Pen Pals
Sixth graders are assigned a safe e-mail address and instructed how to use the e-mail account. A digital camera or scanner be used to create digital photographs of Students, and word-processing software be used to create the messages sent.
Apple Story Writing with a Buddy
A 3-day lesson plan focused on preparing for and using technology, asks class members to first review, count, and write their numbers to 20 an apple-shaped paper. Pairs collaborate as they take their papers to the lab and use a computer word processing program to write sentences about apples. After creating an apple border, checking for capital letters and a period, sentences are printed.
Picture It-Robot Writing!
Fifth graders use their listening skills to sketch draft pictures of robots described in paragraphs read by their teacher. They transfer their robot sketches to word processing documents using software drawing tools.
Don't Let Computers Bug You
Students write paragraph about a bug using the computer, an Internet encyclopedia, and word processing program.
Poetry Project-What's My Style?
Sixth graders illustrate a poem after they create it using Microsoft Word or other word-processing software. They access websites imbedded in this plan which contain many poems for students to choose from.
Spanish Travel Brochures
Students analyze and integrate research results in designing a concise and interesting brochure using word processing software.
Five Paragraph Essay
Students create a standard outline, using a word processing tool, while they are learning about the basic writing device of the 5 paragraph essay.
Integrating Computer Literacy into ABE
Students examine different parts of the computer and utilize the keyboard, mouse, printer drives, disks and CD's. They explore an Operating System which allows them to locate, open and close files and they are introduced to word processing and spreadsheets. They research the Internet and write a letter via E-mail.
Students understand basic functions in a word processing program.In this keyboarding lesson plan, students create a document using capital letters, spaces, saving, and moving the cursor.