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UNIT PLAN (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

Unit Title Word Processing

Unit Summary This unit focuses on the use of word processing features to create and
modify Microsoft Word documents.

Curriculum Links
NCSE Curriculum I.C.T. areas.
Year Level
2014 Form 3

Approximate Time Needed Total (6) lessons spread over (6) 35-min periods

Standards/Syllabus Outcomes On completion of this Unit, students should


be competent in using Word Processing features
to create an appropriate (real life) document

Technology Education Objective :


Students should :
1.
Modify their form so as to be more aesthetic (Creating)
2.
Plan, revise and edit aspects of the document (Analyzing/Understanding)
3.
Design a professional looking form (Analyzing)

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Curriculum-Framing Questions
Essential Question
How can I get my word document to
look professional?

Essential Question

Unit Questions

Unit Questions

What can I achieve by using


Microsoft Word?
How to use the tools to be more
creative?
How can I make my document more
visually pleasing?

Content Questions

Content Questions

1. What is a document?
2. What is word processing?

Lesson 1

3. What is a job application


form?
4. How do I enter text onto a
document?

Lesson 2

5. What fields to create in the


document?
6. What are the size of the
margins?

Lesson 3

7. How do I edit a document that


I have created?
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8. Why should we create a Page


Border?

Lesson 4

9. What information to place into


headers and footers?
Lesson 5
10. How do I insert a picture /
logo into the document?
11. Why should I use spell-check?
12. Where to insert a watermark?

Lesson 6

13. What are the appropriate


formatting features for the
preparation of this document?

Before Unit Work

Begins

k-w-l sheet (gauging)

While Students
Work on Unit
Observation
Recommendations

Oral questioning use for gauging what Teacher observation and


students know about Microsoft Word feedback

After Unit Work


Ends
Peer assessment/
Checklist

Practical project covering most


areas with a checklist / rubric

Unit Details
Lesson 1: Explanation of what a job application form isWord processing
Lesson 2 : Creating simple job application form using
Microsoft Word
Lesson 3 : Editing Features in Word
Deleting and inserting characters,
Selecting blocks of text
Setting margins

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Lesson 4 : Formatting features in Word


Line spacing
Bold, italic, underline, highlight
Font type and size
Lesson 5 : Headers and Footers
Inserting header and footer throughout
documents
Inserting pictures in a header and date and time
in the footer
Lesson 6: Inserting Watermark
Explanation to students of the checklist/
rubric
Review of entire document to ensure that the
It satisfies all the requirements set in the
checklist and rubric.
Student Prerequisite Skills
Keyboarding skills
Knowledge of some formatting features

Students Prior Knowledge

Students Prior Knowledge


Be able to do create a simple word document
(form)
Be able to edit and save such document
Open file, save file on laptop/desktop/flash drive
Create a new document

Teachers Processional
Learning

Teachers Processional Learning


Teacher must be competent in Microsoft Word

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Teaching and Learning Activities


Strategies kwl chart for gauging, video on making a good document, observation, questions,
think pair work, peer evaluation

Accommodations for Diverse Needs


Students with Special Needs
Pair students who can communicate well with each other.

Gifted Students
Students who finish the planned activity before the period is over are
asked to develop their document be adding other features (eg. Smart
art, shapes, word art)

Materials and Resources Required for Unit


Technology Hardware

Technology Hardware

Computer
Projector
Laptops

Technology Software

Technology Software

Windows 8 / 7
Microsoft Word

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Youtube Videos
Printed Materials

Printed Materials

ICT Activity Sheet - NCSE


think-pair-share sheets
peer evaluation - Checklist
Other Resources

Other Resources

Unit Author
First and Last Name
School District
School Name
School Address

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