Posts Tagged With: project-based learning

#109: MS Word Skills Assessment for Grades 3-8

This assessment is comprehensive, designed not to test students. but assess their knowledge as an aid to you in determining where to begin. Use it when you start a new class or to determine where are the holes in their learning. Continue reading

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#110: Publisher Skills Assessment for Grades 3-8

This assessment is comprehensive, designed not to test students. but assess their knowledge as an aid to you in determining where to begin. Use it when you start a new class or to determine where are the holes in their learning. Continue reading

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#53: Colonization Trifold Brochure in Publisher

Use each panel in the trifold (there are six) to cover a different topic you’re discussing in class. Include the importance of the front and back cover, as well as major ideas.

Click on each page of lesson plan. Continue reading

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#52: Indigenous Cultures Magazine in Publisher

Create a magazine on any topic you’re covering in class using text, pictures, diagrams, charts. Add a cover and a table of contents. Continue reading

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#49: California Missions Project–in Publisher

Millions of third and fourth graders study California missions. Here’s a great project that brings it to life with some writing, lots of pictures and a dash of creativity that will excite every student.

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#17: A Holiday Story in MS Word for Grades 2-7

Reinforce fiction writing–characters, plot, setting, climax–with a short story in MS Word. Then use color, borders, pictures to enhance the words. Continue reading

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#16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix

Use this not only to create a gift for parents, but to practice writing skills, grammar, MS Word’s spell check. I have student compose the memory one week and we format it the next. For beginning writers, use KidPix and its text tools. Continue reading

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#15: A Holiday Letter for Grades 2-6

This holiday letter can be as simple (for 2nd graders) or sophisticated (middle school) as your students can handle. There are a gamut of skills–

  • text
  • borders
  • pictures (from the internet, from clip art, from a separate file folder on your school server)
  • different fonts, font colors, font sizes

I’ve included a grading rubric to guide students in accomplishing as much as they can. Start with the basics (text, a border, some pictures) and add more skills as students get used to the early ones: Continue reading

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