Word Processing I Unit 10

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Word Processing I                                                                         

Grade:  9-12

Unit 10: Proofreading Tools

Pacing: 7 days

Essential Question(s):

How can I minimize the time it takes me to correct my documents?

Big Idea(s):

You can proofread and correct your documents in the fraction of the time it would take to manually proofread and correct in Microsoft Word

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)



  • Checking Spelling
  • Using AutoCorrect During a Spell Check
  • Checking Grammar
  • Reinforcement:  Checking Spelling
  • Reinforcement:  Checking Grammar
  • Using the Thesaurus
  • Use Hyphenation
  • Adding a Non breaking Space


Judging correct spelling and grammar in a document

Experimenting with synonyms  and language references

Utilizing language reference commands using ribbons and pull down menus





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.