Creating a page with speech bubbles
1. Open Word Processor (Talking First Word on Red level).
2. Insert pictures of the speaking characters onto the page. Do this by left
clicking on Insert > Picture > From File. Choose an image from the Clip
Art folder, or click the Up a Level button and browse to the folder where
the image is saved.
3. Left Click Autoshapes and then Callouts.
4. From the menu of speech bubbles displayed, select
the type you want.
5. On the page, click the point where you want to draw the speech bubble.
Hold down the left mouse button and drag until the speech bubble is the
size you require.
Click inside the Click and drag
speech bubble these handles to
and type the resize the speech
words the bubble
change the font
and the size of
Click and drag the
border to move the
highlight the Click and drag the speech bubble
words and click diamond to change the
Format and position of the speech
Font. bubble’s tail
6. Save the page as a
Template. To do this click
left click File then Save As.
When the Save dialogue
box appears click the arrow
next to Save as type: and
select Document Template
into speech bubbles
1. Open Word Processor (RM Talking First Word on Blue level.)
2. Go to Open.
The Open window should appear.
Make sure ‘Look
in’ is showing the
Check ‘Files of type’
template (*dot). If this is
not the case change it by
clicking on the arrow
3. The children need a copy of the template with empty speech
bubbles. Left click the name of the file you need, then click Open.
4. If you cannot see all of the screen, go to the 100% icon and
left click on the arrow. Now left click on 50%. You should now
see the images for the children to work with.
5. Discuss how speech bubbles can be used to illustrate direct speech.
6. Reinforce with the class how to enter text and the use of the shift key.
7. Ask the children to discuss and write down what might have been said.
8. Children left click in the speech bubble and then type in their sentences.
9. Children print out their work.
10. Once a child has finished close the template by going to File and left click
on Close. A message will then appear asking you whether you want to
save the work left click on No. Reopen the file for the next child by
following steps 2 onwards.
There is no need to save this work unless you feel the children may need to
revisit it later.