Summary: Students create and format charts from data in Excel spreadsheets. Students copy/paste their charts into a Word document for presentation.
Effective Tech Lesson 5.6.
This lesson is in my Level 5 Curriculum Progression.
Recommended for Fifth through Eighth Grade
Uses Microsoft Excel and Word, but can be adapted for other spreadsheet and word-processing programs.
Teacher Instructions (pdf)
Student Instructions (pdf)
Student File (Excel)
Students work at their own pace from written instructions.
Opportunity for student choice: text font and font color, chart design
Duration: Two to four 60-minute class sessions
Modifying chart layout and style
Modifying the appearance of chart elements
Modifying chart elements