Literacy Objective: Learners will be able to scan for details in informational text and select relevant details for categorizing information.
Materials: Word Processing 7 skill sheet, Lesson 14 - Handout 1 and Lesson 14 - Handout 2 to be downloaded from http://www.nald.ca/connect.htm. Learners also need information sheets on immunization schedules for infants and children which can be obtained from local Public Health Departments or from http://ottawa.ca/city_services/yourhealth/healthylife/immune_child_en.shtml. As well, learners will require information sheets on recycling practices, preferably from their own community. If these are not available, blue box and black box recycling information is available from this site: http://ottawa.ca/gc/recycling_en.shtml
Introduction: Discuss the topics of immunization and recycling to make sure learners are familiar with the ideas associated with these concepts. The two skills of copy and paste and cut and paste are extremely useful when editing and formatting. Learners should clearly understand the difference between the two procedures. Some learners may require a concrete demonstration of this.
Procedure: Before beginning the lesson, have learners type their name. Then have them copy and paste their name two times, placing the copied name under the previous name so that there will be a vertical list of three identical names. Then, have them type their address, phone number and age on subsequent lines. Next have them practise cut and paste to place each of these three pieces of information next to their names above.
Now, give the learners a hard copy of an immunization schedule and have them open Lesson 14 - Handout 1 as a document on their computer. The handout contains a short description of common diseases that require immunization. Have learners copy the names of the diseases (not the descriptions) and paste them next to ages for immunization as indicated in the schedule.
To practise cut and paste, learners need a hard copy of a recycling information sheet and Lesson 14 - Handout 2 as a document on their computer. Ask them to cut and paste each item into the appropriate category (Blue Box, Black Box, Cannot Recycle) as described in the recycling information sheet.
Computer Objectives 15-1: Learners will be able to set first-line, hanging, left and right indents using the Ruler. 15-2: Learners will be able to type a bulleted list using the Formatting Toolbar.
Literacy Objective: Learners will read informational text about health issues.
Materials: Word Processing 8 skill sheet, Lesson 15 - Handout 1 and Lesson 15 - Handout 2.
Introduction: Although indents can also be set by using Format, Paragraph, we have chosen to use the Ruler because it’s simpler and more straightforward. Numbered lists can be done using the Formatting Toolbar, but this is hard to control and can be very frustrating. It is suggested that the automatic numbering feature be turned off for this lesson. You can turn this off by going to the Format Menu, choosing AutoFormat, Options and then AutoFormat As You Type.
Bulleted lists are easy to do using the Formatting Toolbar. Hitting the Enter key twice or clicking on the Bullet button will return the text to the left margin and eliminate the hanging indent.
Procedure: Before beginning this lesson, have the learners practise using the Ruler to make indents. Show them that to make a left indent, the mouse pointer must be on the rectangle below the triangular markers so that both triangles move together when they are dragged to the desired location on the ruler. To make a hanging indent, the arrow must be on the bottom triangle so that only this triangle moves. For a first-line indent, the arrow must be on the top triangle. A right indent is easy to make since there is only one marker. Give each learner a copy of Lesson 15 - Handout 1. Ask them to type the text, using a first-line indent for the paragraphs, left and right indents for the quotation, and a hanging indent for the numbered list.
Next, show the learners the Bullet button on the Formatting Toolbar. Have them practise turning the bullets off and on and watch how the Ruler changes to make the indents. Give each learner a copy of Lesson 15 - Handout 2. Ask them to type the text.
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