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Sports Pages
Grade: 6-12
Subject(s): Writing
Required products: MultiMedia Lab V
Materials
  • MultiMedia Lab V
    Overview
    Students design the layout for and compose articles for the sports page of their school's newspaper. Use a digital camera to photograph an event of interest.
    Instructions
    1) Students open MultiMedia Lab V. In the opening dialog box, select "School" and then " School Magazine." Click on "Create a new school magazine."
    2) To view an example of a sports page, open the "Sports Pages" application. Click on the "Run" icon. Click on the skier to see an example of animation. Click on any of the sports listed on the left to see an example of a page jump. On that page, several of the graphics are animated, and will move when clicked. Click on the button on the bottom left of the page to jump to another page, containing a ballot.
    3) Return to the student's new application. Return to the student's new application. Clicking on any graphic, headline, etc. highlights it. Students can then delete each object and replace it with their own objects. Add images from the Gallery or from the hard drive, type in new headlines and the text of articles. Add any desired behaviors and/or animations to objects.
    4) Students edit and proofread the text of each article.
    5) Remind students to save their work.
    6) Click "Run" to test out the page.
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Sports Page 1
  • Sports Page 2
  • Sports Page 3
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Sports Pages
  • Sports Pages (download zip)
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Writing Standard 1: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process.

    Level 3, #3: Editing and Publishing: The student uses a variety of strategies to edit and publish written work (e.g. eliminates slang; edits for grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling at a developmentally appropriate level; proofreads using reference materials, word processor, and other resources; edits for clarity, word choice, and language usage; uses a word processor or other technology to publish written work).

    Level 4, # 3: Editing and Publishing: The student uses a variety of strategies to edit and publish written work ( e.g., uses a checklist to guide proofreading; edits for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling at a developmentally appropriate level; refines selected pieces to publish for general and specific audiences; uses available technology, such as publishing software or graphics programs, to publish written work).