Illustrating Student Writing in Grades 1-3
In this lesson, students type in Microsoft Word a descriptive paragraph about a person or other creature they would most like to meet. They then draw in Microsoft Paint a picture of that person and/or of their meeting, and insert that image into the Word document.
Language arts, illustration
Before the lesson, make sure both Microsoft Word (Start>All Programs>Microsoft Office>Microsoft Word) and Microsoft Paint (Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) are installed on the student computers.
To begin the lesson, discuss with the class the idea of meeting their favorite person in the world. You also might choose to include animals, aliens, and so on. If so, reading a book such as "I Met a Dinosaur" by Jan Wahl and Chris Sheban (Harcourt, 1997, ISBN 0152016449) might help spark ideas and discussion.
After students have decided who (or what) they want to meet and what they would say or do at the meeting, have them go to a computer (as a class in the lab, or rotated on one or more classroom computers) and walk them through the following steps:
Students will be evaluated on their
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