Word Processing I Unit 9

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Word Processing I                                                                         

Grade:  9-12

Unit 9: Margins and Tabs

Pacing: 5 days

Essential Question(s):

How can I set up the size of my document and align text to be consistent through out the document?

Big Idea(s):

You can consistently align text automatically and set up a document to a specific size.

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)



  • Setting Margins
  • Reinforcement:  Setting Margins
  • Set Tabs
  • Set Tabs
  • Adding a Bar
  • Reinforcement:  Margins and Tabs
  • Reinforcement:  Formatting with Tab Changes


Structuring text to adhere to margin requirement

Evaluate Tab placement





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

  • Margins
  • Tabs
  • Left, right, Decimal, Dot leaders


Publishing Documentation for school.

Student’s personal documentation.

Step by step instructional sheets.

One-on-One instruction.