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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.
High schoolers 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.
Students 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.
Introduce your class to the computer keyboard, word processing, and drawing programs. After familiarizing your group with certain parts and programs, class members type their name using a word processing program and then switch to a drawing program to create a self-portrait. Download the results and post around the classroom.
Students combine word processing activities with internet activities to explore endangered animals while picking up computer skills.
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.
A 3-day lesson 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.
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 engage in a discussion about how to write an acrostic poem. They demonstate the ability to use a word processor by typing an acrostic poem by following instructions. Word processing skills such as, centering text, changing font, and producing a final copy should by included.
Learners explore Microsoft Word. In this technology lesson, students discover the basic word processing commands. Learners enter and change text within the word document.
Using a graphic organizer and a word processing program, pupils head to the computer lab to write a story. While this is just a simple lesson plan providing a step-by-step explanation designed to teach learners how to use a word processing program, this could be a useful resource.
Explore word processing and email with your young learners. This plan can be used with many grade levels, just make small adjustments as necessary. Kids set up an email address and practice using spell check when drafting an email. Model this process for them, and it'll be easier to understand!
Young scholars write a report on a word processing program. In this report lesson, students write about what qualities a hero possesses. They type it on a word processing program and proofread for spelling, grammar, punctuation and more.
Students use a word processing program to make a job pamphlet that is suitable for reproduction. This lesson plan help students write for a purpose. They use the skills of organizing, pre-writing, and revising with a word processing program.
Fourth graders complete a writing project and tutorial using word processing on a computer. They focus on voice, word choice, details, sentence variety, staying on topic, supporting details and connecting sentences. They edit, save and print.
Students use a word processor and some of its tools to create an exciting and visual autobiography. They download a sample letter and then create one of their own.
Middle schoolers get creative with the classic my-summer-vacation theme. They review the mechanics of writing, narrative expression, and then use the computer to generate an original piece describing a fiction or non-fiction story about their last summer vacation. This is a pretty good creative writing project.
Explore the basic functions of word processing programs. Young computer users practice deleting, inserting, and changing text. They experience using computer functions as they copy a required poem and complete various computer exercises. The short practice poem is included here. 
Students play relay game to practice word processing skills.
Third graders use a word processing program to load, enter, save, and print text.