Word Processing I Unit 4

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Word Processing I                                                                    

Grade:  9-12

Unit 4: Basic Text Editing (Continued )                                         

Pacing 10 days

Essential Question(s):

How can I make my document error free and look like I paid attention to detail allowing readers to focus on the content rather mistakes?

 Big Idea(s):

You can edit a document quickly and effectively when using such commands as auto correct and formatting paragraph letting the word processor do it’s work.

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

3.  Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication.

2. Identify and select current and emerging application software appropriate for specific tasks. 

Supporting Standards


National Educational Technology standards and Performance Indicators for Teachers


  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and CreativityPromote, 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)


  • Inserting Text
  • Keying Repeated Text
  • Overtyping Text
  • Reinforcement: Basic Editing
  • Using autocorrect
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Start new Paragraph


Distinguish the concept of the basic function.

Execute basic functions.

Integrate basic functions.

Recall past basic functions.

Reorganize text.

Implementing the Paragraph format commands.

Hypothesize what needs editing

Construct a document using various commands












 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 utilizing Basic Text Editing.
  • Text:  ?


Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Whole Group Instruction

One-on-One instructional intervention

Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections

  • Spell-check
  • Grammar check
  • AutoCorrect
  • Exceptions
  • Standard auto correct
  • Customized autocorrect
  • Date and Time insertions

Creating publications  for school activities


Step by step instructional sheets.

One-on-One instruction.