MS Word – Typing a Poem

In this lesson, we will use a Word Processor (MS Word or Google Docs) to write write a poem, “I’m a Little Cat”

Lesson Objective: Use a word processor to type a poem

Key Word Processing Skills

  • Change font type, size, colour
  • Using the Enter key
  • Using the shift key to make special characters (e.g. question mark)
  • Checking for spellings and grammar (red and blue squigly lines)

Lesson Outcome: Use a word processor to do one of the following

Type the poem, “I’m a Little Cat.”


Create your own poem

Unplugged option: Use paper and pen to write a story

The Big Picture

What have we done? We have a some practice using a word processor

What are we doing? We are having a short test to show our word processing skills (using MS Word or Google Docs)

Where are we going? We will expand on our use of application skills

How to open MS Word


To start : Open MS Word or Google Docs

1. Important : Write your name at the top of the page

2. Type the following poem or create your own

3. Make sure that you are using the correct punctuation

4. Change each line to a different font type, colour and size

Success Criteria

Some Success – Part of the poem has been typed and there are spelling mistakes. A little attempt has been made to change font type, colour or size

Success – Nearly all of the text is typed, punctuation is mostly correct. There is some evidence of change of font type, colour and size

Super Success – The whole poem is typed, punctuation is correct and every line has a different font type, colour and size

Socrative Plenary

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

Room Name : XFUTURE

If there is time at the end of the lesson……..

…….we will watch an E-Safety video

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