Word Processing I Unit 12

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Word Processing I                                                                        

Grade:  9-12

Unit 12: Managing Files

Pacing: 3 days

Essential Question(s):

How can I file my documents like they are in a file cabinet?

Big Idea(s):

Keeping document in an orderly fashion is easy 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)



  • Locating Files with Word
  • Using Windows Find, Search Recycle Bin
  • File Manager


Devising a way to organize files


Outlining  your files for manageability


Executing pagination 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 exhibit mastery of 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

  • Locating Files Use Windows 95 Find and Recycle Bin
  • File Management
  • Properties
  • Wild card character
  • Shortcut Menu

Publishing Documentation for school.

Student’s personal documentation.

Step by step instructional sheets.

One-on-One instruction.