Item Number: JNR-JOURNAL
Technology Integration: Language Arts
Technology Skill: Word Processing
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, Google, Google Docs, Office Online, Word Online
Includes: Journaling Ideas, Journaling Activities, Word Processing Lessons for Google Docs or Word: TechnoJournal Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoJournal Parent Letter, TechnoJournal Certificate, Journal Skill Summary, Journal Checklist, Journal Marking Sheet
Sample Journals: Personal Journal, Pioneer Journal, Field Trip Journal
Journaling Resources: Keyboarding Activities, Sentence Starters, Journal Writing Ideas
STEM Integration Lessons: language arts with word processing technology skills
Assignment 1: Journal Writing
Read about journaling. Examine journals to ignite writing ideas.
Assignment 2: Be a Detective
Investigate the program window. Identify the function of common word processing tools.
Assignment 3: Create a Front Cover - Step 1
Begin a title page for the journal. Apply text formatting techniques to attract interest.
Assignment 4: Create a Front Cover - Step 2
Illustrate the journal title page. Explore simple picture formatting techniques.
Assignment 5: Yesterday Journal Entry
Write a journal entry about a recent event. Decorate using clip art and adjust the text wrapping.
Assignment 6: Things I Like Journal Entry
Write a journal entry about three favorite things using a bulleted list. Set the line spacing.
Assignment 7: Make a Wish Journal Entry
Write a journal entry listing three wishes using a numbered list. Apply a border to pictures.
Assignment 8: Complete the Journal
Proofread the journal using a checklist. Revise the spelling, content, and design of entries.
Assignment 9: Share the Journal
Prepare the journal for publication. Insert page numbers and then print the journal as a booklet.
Assignment 10: Print the Journal
Invite readers to respond to the journal by recording their reaction to a favorite entry.
Journaling Activities and Writing Ideas
- About the Keyboard: Introduce the function and location of keys.
- Journal Writing Ideas: Journal starter ideas inspire new entries.