Talk for Writing : Lesson 3

Using a Word Processor to Write a Story

In this lesson, we will use a Word Processor (MS Word or Google Docs) to write our own version of Fish Alive!

Lesson Objective: Use a word processor to write a new version of a story, using a text map as a guide

Lesson Outcome: Use a word processor to write your own version of the Fish Alive! story

Unplugged option: Use paper and pen to write a story

Talk for writing overview

Key Word Processing Skills

  • Change font type, size, colour
  • Using the Enter key
  • Checking for spellings and grammar (red and blue squigly lines)
  • Align text Left / Centre / Right
  • Adding pictures

The Big Picture

What have we done? We used presentation software (e.g. MS PowerPoint to make our own text map of a famous story).

What are we doing? We will use a Word Processor to write a story based on the text map (invention)

Where are we going? If we have invention skills, we can adapt this to tasks across all subjects in the future

Previous Lessons

The Fish Alive poem

The Text Map

Success Criteria

1. Students can open word processing software and copy the Fish Alive poem

2. Students can add the the story, making it their own invention

3. Format the story, change fonts and colours

Here is a story example

“1, 2, 3, 4, 5” I said to myself

“Why are you counting?” asked Toby. Toby is a fish,

“Because counting is good for you,” replied Thomas.

Thomas is also a fish.

“I think I’ll go to 11,” said Thomas.

“Why are you going to 11?” asked Toby. “Why not 10?”

“Why not 11,” remarked Thomas. “It’s one more. Why can’t I do one more?”

10 seconds later, both fish were caught in a fishing net.

“Oh, no, what will we do?” asked Thomas.

“Don’t worry,” said Toby. “My friends have come to rescue us.”

“But your friends are small?” said Thomas.

To be continued

Socrative Plenary

If you are attending the live sessions, you will be asked to tell me how you did.

Room Name : XFUTURE

Future Tech Intermission : SkyWay Transport

More Information : SkyWay Transport of Sharjah

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