Item Number: INT-NEWSLETTER
Technology Integration: History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Word Processing
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, Google, Google Docs, Office Online, Word Online
Includes: Google Docs or Microsoft Word 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
STEM Integration Lessons: language arts with word processing technology skills
Assignment 1: FANtastic Newsletter
Study sample newsletters to learn about the content. Brainstorm topics for a fan club.
Assignment 2: Start a Fan Club
Propose ideas for a fan club newsletter. Formulate a plan using guiding questions.
Assignment 3: Create the Front Cover - Phase 1
Begin a newsletter cover. Format the title and arrange article names in a bulleted list.
Assignment 4: Create the Front Cover - Phase 2
Enhance the cover by inserting a picture and hyperlink. Lay out the content to fit on one page.
Assignment 5: Top 5 List
Share insights in an article that will grab fan’s attention. Arrange text using a numbered list.
Assignment 6: Design a Word Search
Construct a word search of topic-related terminology using a table to position content.
Assignment 7: Make a Word Search Answer Key
Reconstruct content by copying a table and filling cells to form a word search answer key.
Assignment 8: Organize Ideas for Opinion Article
Defend a viewpoint. Establish arguments with evidence for an article that will sway opinion.
Assignment 9: Share Your Opinion
Express a point of view using supporting quotes. Reference quotes using footnotes.
Assignment 10: Complete the Newsletter
Prepare the newsletter for publication by inserting page numbers, headers, and footers.
Assignment 11: Share Newsletter with Readers
Publish the newsletter in print or digital form. Distribute to fans.
Optional Google Docs or Microsoft Word Lesson Plans
- 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