Computer Applications I
Microsoft Word 2007
Created by Kimberly Sterne, LSHS
STAGE 1—DESIRED RESULTS
Established Goals (from curriculum current guide):
1. Apply basic word processing concepts in creating, editing and formatting
documents for a professional appearance.
Microsoft Word is used to create and format documents, such as letters,
memorandums, fax cover sheets, newsletters, reports, and business proposals.
What types of documents can be created in Word?
What is the advantage of using Word for some types of tasks, as opposed to
Excel, PowerPoint, or Access?
Why would a computer user use shortcuts?
What is the advantage of using Find/Replace and the Office Clipboard to edit an
Why would a computer user use paragraph spacing, line spacing, bullets,
themes, etc. to format a document?
Why would a computer user use columns, breaks, page numbers, headers and
footers, etc. when formatting a document?
Students will know. . .
The parts of the Word screen
Shortcut keys of commonly used features in Word
Various terms related to Word (Examples: word wrap, Show/Hide button, etc.)
Ways to format text and paragraphs to make them more attractive and
Ways to format documents, such as reports and newsletters, to make them more
attractive and appealing
Students will be able to . . .
Explain the purpose of word Select text
processing software Format text using the Mini
Label the parts of the Word toolbar
screen Create a document using a
Label the parts of a letter template
Start a document View and navigate a document
Save a document Cut and paste text
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Copy and paste text Work with Tabs
Use the Office Clipboard Work with Indents
Find and replace text Add bullets and numbering
Check spelling and grammar Add borders and shading
Research information Add footnotes and endnotes
Add hyperlinks Set document margins
Prepare a document for Divide a document into sections
distribution Insert page breaks
Format with fonts Format columns
Copy formats using the Format Insert page numbers
Painter Add headers and footers
Change line and paragraph Edit headers and footers
spacing Insert a table
Align paragraphs Insert clip art
STAGE 2—ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE
Use a template to create a memo and fax cover sheet.
Properly format and compose a business letter.
Make corrections to an existing document using Find/Replace and the Office
Format text and paragraphs using tabs, indents, line and paragraph spacing,
bullets and numbering, borders and shading, footnotes and endnotes, etc.
Format documents using breaks, sections, columns, headers and footers, tables,
clip art, etc.
STAGE 3—LEARNING PLAN
• Explain that word processing software is used to create documents such as letters,
memoranda, reports, and proposals. The key characteristic of most documents
created with a word processing program is that they consist primarily of text, even if
they also contain other elements such as graphics, logos, tables, charts, and drawn
• Refer to Figure A-1 to point out the Word features you can use in a document.
Word Screen Parts
• Copy Figure A. Whiteout the parts of the screen. Handout to the students.
• Refer to the bulleted list on page Word 4 to review the different elements of the
Word program window.
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Getting to Know Word
• Have the students open a brand new Word document. Save as practice.
o Things to point out:
Saving to H: Drives in folders
File type drop down menu
Saving things as Word 2003 documents
Navigating through save dialog box in and out of folders
• Give them 3-4 minutes to type the “Planning a Document” paragraph on page Word
o Things to point out:
Spelling & Grammar checker
• Practice selecting text using the methods described on page Word 10.
• Format the text using the mini toolbar.
• Save the practice file and close.
Templates, Viewing a Document, Navigating a Document
• The students should complete the steps on page Word 14 on their own.
• With WimFax open. . .
o Different Views
• Word Screen Parts Quiz
Letter Formatting Notes
• Pass out a copy of the “Letter Diagram” file, which is sample business letter.
• On the SmartBoard, spotlight and label different parts of the letter as well as the
different types of spacing used throughout the letter.
• The students will copy this information down for themselves on their handout.
• Have the students type the letter from the Letter Diagram handout independently.
• Once finished, review proper letter formatting. Help with any formatting issues they
• Print letter called Letter 1.
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• Skills Review on pages Word 19-20.
o Print fax called Card Fax
o Print memo called Sold Out Memo
• Labeling Letter Parts Quiz
o Students will be given a letter diagram and asked to label the parts
identified (examples: inside address, salutation, double-space, etc.)
• Readiness Assignment—22 points possible
o Group 1—Students who performed poorly on letter diagram quiz—
Independent Challenge 1 page Word 21—20 minutes (Edo Letter)
o Group 2—Students who performed well on the letter diagram quiz—
Independent Challenge 3—20 minutes (Moynihan Letter)
• Visual Workshop on page Word 24—15 minutes
• Shortcut Keys handout—Pass out handout. Pass out notecards with the
shortcuts on written on them. Give them out randomly as the students enter the
classroom. Go through the handout as a class. The students will be able to
guess what some of the shortcuts are by using their notecards.
• Students will work with a partner to fill out the the following sections of Unit B.
As they work through the sections, have them complete the Unit B Notes
Show Go To Command (insert an image first from the Internet)
• Assign Skills Review on pages Word 43-44.
o Print PAOS 2010 PR Public.
• Assign Visual Workshop page Word 48—10 minutes
o Print Australian Visa Letter.
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• Readiness Assignments
o Group 1—Students who struggled on the Skills Review—Independent
Challenge 1 with ACE on page Word 45—20 minutes (Lyric Fundraising
o Group 2—Students who did well on the Skill Review—Independent
Challenge 2 with ACE on page Word 47—25 minutes (Business Courses
• Independent Challenge 3 on Word 47—25 minutes
• Go through the practice exercises in Unit C together. As they work through the
sections, have them complete the Unit C Notes Handout.
• Point out the extra items below.
o Formatting with Fonts—themes & drop cap
o Copying Formats Using Format Painter—discuss change case button
o Changing Line and Paragraph Spacing—discuss Quick Styles
o Adding Bullets and Numbering—Discuss Multi-level lists
o Adding Borders and Shading—Discuss Highlighting Text
• Give the students the tab stop formative assessment at the end of an hour.
Group for Readiness:
o Group 1—Students with no clue—Tab Stop Practice Activities
o Group 2—Students who know how to do tabs—Tab Stop Practice Activities
without specific instructions—give them the finished copy and have them
recreate it using the appropriate tabs and formatting.
Tab Stop Quiz
• Skills Review on pages Word 69-71—45-50 minutes (Franklin EDA Report)
o Students will work with a partner on this skill review. They must alternate
after each number. For example, if Sally does #1, then her partner must
o They should print ONE copy for the pair with both names in the header.
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o They should email the copy to their partner so both have it saved on their
• Independent Challenge 1 on Word 72—15 minutes (Jermanok Construction)
• Independent Challenge 2 with ACE on Word 73—25 minutes (Membership
• Real Life Independent Challenge on Word 75 steps a-d only (Personal
• Visual Workshop on Word 76—25 minutes (Nina’s Trackside)
• Pass out the Unit D Notes Outline and have the students complete as they work
through the practice exercises as a class.
• Skill Review Word 97-99 (Greenwood Fitness)
• Independent Challenge 1 Word 100 with ACE—25 minutes (Blue Chair)
• Independent Challenge 2 Word 101—20 minutes (Pacific Parking FAQ)
• Readiness Assignment—20 minutes
o Independent Challenge 3 Word 102—Advanced
o Extra Independent Challenge 2—Basic
• Visual Workshop Word 104—30 minutes (Gardner’s Corner)
• SAM 2007 Word Capstone Project—30 minutes
• SAM 2007 Exam for Word
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