Standards & Software

Tool-based Software and Sunshine State Standards

WORD PROCESSING

The software listed here are just a few of many word processing programs

Software
Description
License
Platform
Microsoft Word Make and share documents in print, email, and the web. Commercial Mac/Win
Word Perfect Create and share documents Commercial Mac/Win
Open/Neo Office Writer is Open Office's word processor Free Mac/Win
Notetaker Personal note and idea organizer Commercial/Trial Mac/Win

The varied capabilities of a word processing tool include, but are not limited to the following: editing tools such as grammar check, spell check, thesaurus, dictionary and track changes, other features are word count, word art, inserting clip art or pictures to the text, ability to change the color, style and size of fonts, add footers, headers, page numbers, tables, columns and bulleted outline, save as a web page, mail mergers and envelopes. This word processor tool can be used across the curriculum and in varied grade levels.

Sample Lesson Plans

The following sample lesson plans provide a general idea on how the word processing tool can be integrated in a content area and grade level. Although there may not be an example for every content area or at every grade level, the lessons from one content area or grade level can often be adapted to another due to its open-ended approach.

GRADE LEVELS K-2

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Grade Levels 3-5

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Grade Levels 6-8

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Grade Levels 9-12

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