What our Produce and Distribute Writing lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Produce and Distribute Writing teaches students how to use the internet and other technology to create and publish writing. Students will also learn to collaborate and interact with others on this platform. Rather than writing on paper, they will type a minimum of two pages of content. This lesson will help students hone the skill of typing on a computer keyboard.
There are three pages of content in this lesson. Students will first learn how, many years ago, people used pencils or pens and paper, or even a typewriter, to produce and publish writing. However, students now have access to technology and typing programs. The lesson lists several advantages of word processing programs, both as software and as online platforms. It describes how easy it is to collaborate with others and work on the same document.
Students will then discover how to use technology to write. This is when keyboarding skills come into play. After they learn a little bit about typing, students will work together in small groups on a research paper. They will need to use a platform that allows collaboration with multiple people. Additionally, they will be able to use the editing and commenting features to provide feedback to one another.
PRODUCE AND DISTRIBUTE WRITING ACTIVITY
The activity worksheet provides some step-by-step instructions for completing the research project. There are three options for them to choose from for their writing assignments. They can work an essay, a fictional short story, or a personal narrative.
SHORT STORY PRACTICE WORKSHEET
For the practice portion, students will respond to six prompts or questions. In essence, they will create a very short story and work to revise it. Then they will answer a few questions about the story. This will provide them some practice for their group project.
SPEED TYPING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
The homework assignment will test students’ typing speed. There are three sentences total, and students will time how long it takes to type each one. At the end, they will create a sentence that contains every letter on the keyboard at least once.