Word Processing I Unit 7

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Word Processing I                                                                        

Grade:  9-12

Unit 7: Find and Replace                                                                               

Pacing: 2 days

Essential Question(s):

How can automatically find and replace and piece of text with something else?

Big Idea(s):

When you edit existing documents, it is sometimes necessary to quickly locate and replace certain text for formatting with different text or formatting this can be done with the Find and Replace command.

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

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

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
  • Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
  • Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations.

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)



  • Finding and replacing Text
  • Using Help to Identify Formatting
  • Find and Replace Character Formats and Use Go to
  • Reinforcement:  Find and Replace






Identify what letters need to be replaced

Quickly located words Executing The find and replace function.

Comparing words replaced to other words

Understand functional use of Find and Replace







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
  • Step by step instructional sheets
  • Series of documents including instructions for utilizing the Find and commands.
  • Text:  ?


Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Whole Group Instruction

One-on-One instructional intervention

Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections

  • Find and Replace
  • Wildcards
  • Dialog Box
  • Select Browse Button
  • Find and Replace Ribbon
  • Editing Group
  • Binoculars icon


Publishing Documentation for school.

Student’s personal documentation.

Step by step instructional sheets.

One-on-One instruction.