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Christmas ABCs

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Lesson Plan Information


Subject: Computers
Category: General
Grade Level: Fourth - Eighth
Duration:


Description:

At the top of the paper have them type "For Christmas I wish...." Have them write the ABCs down the left side of the paper, then they use that letter to begin a phrase or sentence about Christmas.

Goals:

Students practice keyboarding while thinking about the true meaning of Christmas and what it means to them.

Objectives:

Students will use MS Word to practice their keyboarding skills. They will develop their creative writing skills with the novel idea of beginning a sentence with a specific letter. It can be expanded to help develop vocabulary and use the thesaurus to find alternate words to fit specific ideas.

Educational Resources:

Word processing program or pencil/paper.

Reference Materials:

A thesaurus or dictionary would be helpful.

Activity Plan:

Day 1 1. Ask students for their input about what they think about during this festive season. Brainstorm a variety of words that can be used later, e.g. festive, jingle, icicles, eXtraordinary, zany, ...Accept all responses. 2. Write on the board the beginning sentence "For Christmas I wish for... or ... During this Season I wish for...." 3. Have students begin writing the ABCs down the paper. 4. Provide an example or get them started with the first letter or two, such as... "For Christmas I wish for.. A little sister or another little Brother. However, a Cat would be nice too. Dad deserves a new set of tools. Even I have been especially good this year. Friendly smiles greet me on the street.

Method of Learning:

It begins with a group discussion, and then continues with students working individually or in pairs.

Assessment:

The final product will be a completed Christmas ABC paper. Students will have used the thesaurus or dictionary to come up with some interesting phrases and ideas. They will be evealuated by their creative writing.

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