Summary: Students learn how font and color choices can communicate certain messages. Students complete a worksheet and discuss (in pairs or as a class) various font choices. Students create four “party invitations” in the form of text-boxes and format the invitations to communicate particular aspects of the message.
Effective Tech Lesson 5.3
This lesson is in my Level 5 Curriculum Progression.
Recommended for Fifth through Eighth Grade
Uses Microsoft Word, but can be adapted for other word-processing programs.
Teacher Instructions (pdf)
Student Instructions (pdf)
Student File (Word)
Answer Key (pdf)
Initial classroom discussion followed by discussion. Students work at their own pace from written/oral instructions.
Opportunity for student choice: text formatting and textbox formatting
Duration: Two 40-minute class sessions
Use of tech formatting as a communication tool.