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Curriculum
Come to My Book Party!
Grade: 1-2
Subject(s): Writing
Required products: Tool Factory Word Processor
Materials
  • Tool Factory Word Processor
    Overview
    Students create invitations using Tool Factory Word Processor. The invitations are addressed to the student's favorite book characters. The questions: Who, What, When, Where, Who will be there, What activities will there be? are answered. Pictures, words, sounds, and videos are added as appropriate. Students may decorate the invitation with a border, pictures, and other items from the bank.
    Instructions
    1) The student opens the invitation of his/her choice and selects FILE>SAVE AS to save the invitation as his/her own.
    2) Instruct the student to answer the questions posed by each category by typing and/or using the word bank. The categories may also be edited.
    3) Remind students to click on the spell check icon and correct any spelling errors.
    4) Students can select a border and/or choose pictures from the bank to decorate and illustrate the invitation.
    5) Print the invitation.
    6) After the teacher has checked the invitation, the student returns to the computer and makes the appropriate changes to his/her invitation.
    7) Challenge the student to create his/her own invitation from scratch.
    Follow-up Activities
    Have a party in the classroom! Students create appropriate party favors, bring food, and read selections from the featured book.
    Tutorials
  • Adding text
  • Adding pictures from the bank
  • Changing the font, size, and color of text Resizing and moving objects
    Cross-Curriculum Ideas
    Design and create invitations for parties celebrating anniversaries of inventions, holidays, etc.
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Invitation With Instructions
  • Invitation Example
  • Invitation Template
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Invitation With Instructions
  • Invitation Example
  • Invitation Template
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Language Arts Standards: Writing Standard 1, Level 1, #7: The student writes in a variety of forms or genres (e.g., picture books, friendly letters, stories, poems, information pieces, invitations, personal experience narratives, messages, responses to literature.)