Word Processing I Unit 6

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Word Processing I                                                                     

Grade:  9-12

Unit 6: Character Formats and Fonts                                                        

Pacing: 7 days

Essential Question(s):

How can I change the appearance of my text and document?

Big Idea(s):

You can make your document look anyway you want with the power of the character, format and font Word commands?

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

3. Use Technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication

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)


  • Viewing Font Selections
  • Selecting Fonts
  • Changing Fonts within a document
  • Copying Font Formats
  • Apply a Font to a New Document
  • Apply Character Formats


Recognize what characters to be changed

Retrieve former knowledge of selecting text

Compare Fonts for  formatting

Structure text for attractiveness and Integrate different methods of providing character formats and font sizes, effects, spacing and case.

Carryout all Font formatting functions

Experiment with different functions to format text.

Check text and document for correct formatting









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 formatting utilizing Character Formats and Fonts.
  • Text:  ?


Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Whole Group Instruction

One-on-One instructional intervention

Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections

  • Font Group
  • Formatting
  • Typeface
  • Style
  • Bold
  • Point (font) size
  • Serif
  • Sans serif
  • Truetype Font
  • Character formatting
  • Italicizing
  • Underlining
  • Superscript
  • Strikethough
  • Small caps
  • Shading
  • Font Color
  • Clear Formatting
  • Change Case
  • Font effects


Creating publications  for school activities


Step by step instructional sheets.

One-on-One instruction.