Creating a Story Board Using Microsoft PowerPoint and Word by asafwewe

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									                     Creating a Story Board
              Using Microsoft PowerPoint and Word
                                                Level: Primary Grades
                                              Shanah Yandell, Presenter

Story Boards are great manipulative activities and can be used in the primary grades to cover several
objectives. In Ladybug Landscape, children are required to count, recognize numbers and pictures, and compare
using more or less. At first grade level, this same story board game can be used to generate addition and
subtraction problems. In Jake’s Neighborhood, children can practice directionality, ordinal numbers, counting,
recognize numbers and pictures, and compare using more or less. Jake’s Neighborhood in first grade could use
the story board to generate a sequencing story and practice writing. Today’s objective is to spur your
imagination! What story board could you create to meet your personal classroom needs. Below are the basic
computer instructions to create a story board with a matching set of cards.

1.     Open PowerPoint and select a blank presentation:
             Start  Programs      Microsoft PowerPoint         New

2.     Choose a Blank Slide Layout from the Slide Layout Option:
             Slide Layout     Content Layout    Blank

3.     Select Background Color:
               Format   Background           Arrow Down for Drop Down Menu

4.     Insert ClipArt from Clips Online with theme of Story Board:
               Insert    Clip Art   Clips Online (Internet required)

5.     Copy and paste the clips onto the slide as desired.

6.     To resize the clips, click and drag on corner handle of clip.

To Create Matching Cards using Word:
1.     Open Word:
            Start       Programs     Microsoft Word

2.     Change orientation and margins:
             File    Page Setup    Orientation    Landscape
             File    Page Setup    Margins     0.5” on all four sides

3.     Change the View to Print Layout:
             View     Print Layout (This is the “what you see is what you get” view and let’s you really see
                     what’s happening with your document).

4.     Change the View to see the entire document:
             View     Zoom     Whole Page

5.     Insert a Table to create the cards:
               Table     Insert   Table
6.    Make the pop-up box read 4 columns and 2 rows as shown:

7.    Drag the bottom line of the                                      table until it is just above the bottom
      margin on the page.

8.    Distribute the rows evenly to                                    make all the cards the same size and
              Table     Autofit   Distribute Rows Evenly

9.    Your table is now ready for your to input information and create your cards. An example is shown

                                                                                    10.      Use the copy and
                                                                                    paste tools from
                                                                                    PowerPoint to put your
                                                                                    clips into your table.

                                                                                    11.   Resize as needed
                                                                                    and add text as desired.

12.   Remember that everything that worked in PowerPoint, works in Word EXCEPT you have to change the
      TEXT WRAPPING feature to TIGHT.
         a. After you copy and paste your clips, open the Picture Toolbar:
                   View     Toolbars    Picture
             Click on the clip art and when the tool bar appears, click on the dog icon:

             Choose Tight from the drop down menu:

Editing ClipArt to meet your needs:
1.    Insert a clip art into a blank document or slide.
2.    Ungroup clip art: Draw       Ungroup

3.    Click “Yes” to the above.
4.    The picture is now covered in “Handles” (the white circles surrounding parts of a picture).
5.    Click off the picture so that all the handles disappear.
6.    Click on individual pieces of the picture and choose what you want to do (delete, recolor, move, etc.)
7.    As you manipulate the parts of the picture, don’t worry about going too far – UNDO is there for you.
8.    After you have the picture you want, Use the Select button           to complete select the entire picture.
9.    All of the handles will reappear. Regroup the picture: Draw       Group.
10.   Manipulate the picture as desired.

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