An ideal starter lesson for learners who are novices with Word or need revision of Word at the start of a semester. A great hands-on-startstart in ‘ready to go Word documents’ about learning how to use the ribbon commands to help the learner increase skills to create effective documents.
Pre-Requisites: Word navigation skills, good mouse skills and the ability to copy, cut and paste.
A complete lesson to remind or teach learners about the Word Screen and using the most common commands on the ribbons in Word. No teacher prep necessary. Great for teacher directed or self-paced learning. Learner needs digital access to Word documents. Other activities can be printed.
My students say that they learn a lot from these activities and find them very helpful to increase their Word knowledge.
A PDF slideshow instructable which explains the start screen, Word screen, ribbons, ribbon groups, commands, shortcuts, quick access toolbar, show and hide ribbon or ruler, status bar and backstage view.
Ribbon Activities are done in 3 editable Word Documents.
The Ribbons Part A: The File and Home Tab
Commands on the File tab – what they do, find information about the document.
Home Tab – Minimize the ribbon, find shortcuts, recognize groups, apply commands to text and objects, align and space text, apply bullets and numbers, apply indents, shade and apply borders to text, sort text and numbers, apply styles to text and use the find & replace command.
The Ribbons Part B: The Insert Tab – the learner completes the activities in an editable Word document
Insert and format a tables, add and resize a picture, add and resize an online picture, add picture styles to photos, add and format shapes, add and format smart art, add a screenshot, find information in Wikipedia, add a footer, add and format a text box, add WordArt, add a drop cap, add the date and time and add symbols.
For office 365 users: Add and format an icon, add a 3D model.
From the Draw Tab – choose pens and make drawings, use the ink editor, use ink to shape and try ink replay.
The Ribbons Part C: The Design, Layout, Review and View Tab
Practise themes, view styles, add a watermark, change the page color, add a page border, change the margins, add columns, try text wrapping, practice forwards and backwards and grouping, try rotating, try aligning, check spelling & grammar, use the thesaurus, find synonyms, check the word count, try smart lookup, translate text, try different views and zooming.
Office 365 – Read aloud and page movement
Screen Label - helps learners to remember parts of the Word Screen
Label the screen worksheet
Word 2016 Commands Crossword - a good revision of the Word icons
Using pictures of the command icons, the learner completes the crossword with the command names.
Word Commands quiz - a great revision or practice activity of the ribbons, groups and icons.
Solutions for all activities
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