Lesson source: K5 Computer Lab
We will use a word processer called Word. It is a program that lets you create text entered from a keyboard.
One reason for us to learn word processing skills is so that we can communicate more easily. Another reason is to share information and opinions.
What is your favorite kind of pet? Tell your neighbor some of the reasons why you think a particular animal makes a great pet.
Cursor: The blinking line that indicates (shows) where the text or image will be inserted
Font Size: this is used to make the letters large or small
Capital Letter: Shift + letter
Spacing: tap spacebar one time after words and after a period or question mark
Next line: Enter/Return
Erase a letter: backspace
Language Objective: Students will be able to listen to, follow directions and type (write) letters, words and sentences to tell a story.
Curricular Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Technology Standard: Creative Communicator - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.