Item Number: INT-NEWSLETTER
Technology Integration: History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Word Processing
Program: Google Apps, Google Docs, Word Online
Includes: Word Processing Lessons using Google Docs or Word Online, TechnoNewsletter Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities, TechnoNewsletter Parent Letter, TechnoNewsletter Certificate, Newsletter Skill Summary, Front Cover Checklist, Top 5 Checklist, Word Search Checklist, Opinion Article Checklist, Newsletter Marking Sheet, Comment Starters, Commenting Advice, Commenting Agreement, Newsletter Samples
Assignment 1: FANtastic Newsletter
Review sample newsletters to gain ideas.
Assignment 2: Start a Fan Club
Generate ideas for a newsletter using a planning sheet.
Assignment 3: Create the Front Cover - Phase 1
Create a newsletter cover. Format the title and arrange article names in a bulleted list.
Assignment 4: Create the Front Cover - Phase 2
Decorate the cover by inserting a picture and hyperlink. Format image.
Assignment 5: Top 5 List
Write an article that shares insights related to the topic. Organize ideas using a numbered list.
Assignment 6: Design a Word Search
Design a word search of topic-related terminology using a table to position content.
Assignment 7: Make a Word Search Answer Key
Produce a word search answer key by copying content and filling cells.
Assignment 8: Organize Ideas for Opinion Article
Organize ideas for an opinion piece using a planning sheet.
Assignment 9: Share Your Opinion
Write an opinion piece with supporting quotes. Reference quotes using footnotes.
Assignment 10: Complete the Newsletter
Complete the newsletter by inserting page numbers, headers, and footers.
Assignment 11: Share Newsletter with Readers
Print, PDF, and/or share a publication electronically.
Word Processing Activities using Google Docs or Word Online
- Picture Workshop: Explore methods to insert images.
- Create a Collage: Create a collage using Windows Photo Gallery or an online service.
- Keep Writing: 15 additional article ideas.
- Commenting Activity: Share with fans.
- Insert Quotes: Use the Research Tool to insert a quote and footnote. *Google Docs only