Computer Skills Curriculum
Word Processing Lesson Plan
Title: Halloween Tales
Competency 2.3: Use a word processing program to load, enter, save, and print text.
Measure 2.3.1: Given a story starter file, load the file into your computer and type sentences that complete the story. Save and print the story.
Materials Needed: Computer with printer; word processing software; teacher prepared data diskette with story starter files; teacher presentation tools (LCD palette or large monitor with computer and word processor or overhead and transparencies or chart paper/chalkboard); Halloween Tales story starter list (included).
Time: One session (20-30 minutes) in classroom; one-two sessions (20-30 minutes each) in lab.
Brainstorming session: Using a computer, LCD panel, and word processor (or chart paper or transparencies and an overhead) have students generate a list of Halloween characters, Halloween descriptive words, and action words.
(Between classroom and lab activities) The teacher will need to enter the story starters on a diskette and duplicate diskettes to be used in the lab before students write their stories (or use the Halloween Tales story starter created for this lesson).
Activity I: (Classroom)
Activity II: (Lab)
Students should be given a copy of a word processing data file containing a story starter. Direct students to load the story starter file and to complete the story by adding more sentences. Students should be directed to save their story and then to print a copy of it. Halloween Tales contains 12 sample story starters.