cross posted at http://blogs.parisisd.net/dmartin
TCEA session 1
Language Arts Activities using Microsoft Office
1. sentence elaboration
copy and paste
The dog ran.
to elaborate – see wherer they started and where they ended up for complete concrete visual of improvement
copy and paste sentence – add an adjective
The spotted dog ran.
How did the dog run?
The spotted dog ran swiftly.
more descriptive what breed?
The spotted dalmation ran swiftly.
The spotted dalmation swiftly trotted.
some language arts skills
teach open word, copy and paste,
Find and replace
given a prepared sentence or paragraph
use find and replace to find passive verbs like is
and replace with is but click more
format – replace unhighlighted is with highlighted is
replace is replace all
student can quickly see that they have a lot of is in there
vary sentence structure
find The (capital The space) check match case
this highlights all the sentences that start with The
you can change the colors of highlight
Parts of Speech
formatting and or highlighting
or their own writing
have them go through and highlight or bold all the verbs or different font
can use format painter
find all the nouns?
select noun, highlight
double click format painter
it will now stay active
now click off painter and click maybe the verbs
change format and click on format painter
tools addins box tool pack – click first tow little check boxes
has spread sheet of words click f9 and it generates a new sentence
uses a combination of an if statement
function =if randbetween
can highlight the list and format font to white so kids don’t see the words
file available online
design the sentences
ID student name adjective noun 1 noun 2 adverb past tense verb
add data for each field
she used label wizard type in what sentence might look like
the space adjective space noun space verb to the noun.
it will put them in there for you
detailed instructions online
drawn objects with text
click on the ? could be noun? whatever you want them to click on
create text box, type in sentence, enlarge font
create buttons to tell student if they clicked right or wrong
can create prompts 1n wordart
e.g. try again, you are right, maybe a star that says correct!
if they click anywhere on the sentence besides the noun we want it to say try again
add effect to try again
attach animation to (right click timing box comes up click triggers
first everything will be try again
create boxes over nouns for exceptions
make fill transparent so word will show (and no outline)
add animation effect for correct and again right click timing trigger and choose rectangle number (whatever is correct)
use this for finding an error in a sentence (taks)
(this one is in book – gamewise for Language arts
booth 935 and 2479
conference price for book 27.00