Item Number: INT-NEWSLETTER
Technology Integration: History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Word Processing
Program: Word, Google Docs, Google, Word Online, Office 365 Online, Microsoft Office
Word Processing Skills Lesson Plans: TechnoNewsletter Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Handouts and Assessment Tools: 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: TechnoStar Fan Club, Amelia Earhart, The Recycle Bin
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. 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.
Optional Activities to Build Word Processing Skills
- 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