Word Processing I Unit 2

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Word Processing I                                                                     Grade:  9-12

Unit 2 : Creating, Opening, and Printing                       Pacing 7 days

Essential Question(s):

How can I create documents find them again and print them?

 Big Idea(s):

You can key documents in a word screen using the Word application and save the document so that you can retrieve the document whenever you want for editing then print the document producing a hard copy.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

6. Use reference materials, such as on-line tutorials, and manuals, available for application software.

4. Compose, organize, and edit information using keyboard and functions.


Supporting Standards


National Educational Technology standards and Performance Indicators for Teachers


  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
  • Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness
  • Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources
  • Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes
  • Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
  • Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity
  • Customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources
  • Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
  • Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations and innovation


Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)


  • The Windows Desktop
  • The Word Screen
  • Use a Menu
  • Use a Dialog Box
  • Get Help From Word
  • Keying in Word


Retrieving Word from Windows Icon and pulling up Word Screen.

Identifying parts of the Word Screen.

Carrying out commands that implode a dialogue box.

Experiment with the Word help feature.

Composing a document.

Executing the keyboarding using Word









Instructional Planning:

  • Instructor will illustrate commands using a Smart board or Overhead. Instructor will also supply individual instruction sheets and or Text pages explaining commands.
  • Students will complete a series of assignments selected by instructor to displaying that they have mastered the commands.

Suggested Resources/Materials:

  • Computer Lab
  • Microsoft Application Word 2007
  • Smart board or Overhead instruction
  • Separate instructional sheets
  • Series of documents including instructions for creating, opening and printing.
  • Text: Glencoe Microsoft Office ICheck Series
  • Internet: Download Files from Glencoe.com


Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Whole Group Instruction

One-on-One instructional intervention

Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections

  • Folders
  • Print Preview
  • Opening
  • Closing
  • Saving
  • Printing
  • Composing
  • Save as

Creating publications  for school activities


Step by step instructional sheets.

One-on-One instruction.