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 Instructional Resources for Language Arts Teachers
 by
Teresa E. Bader and Anna Mendez
Technology Integration Specialists

Email: tbader@nycboe.net

| Language Arts Resources Home | Creating Documents | Enhancing Documents | Extras |

| Online Projects | Recommended Software | Professional Books | Resource Guides |

| Internet Links (Lesson Plans, Language Arts Web sites, Professional Organizations) |

Creating Documents
There are a variety of formats to celebrate and publish student writing. Follow the steps in the "How to" section or simply use the pre-made templates that can be customized to suit your style. The How To.. document files have been saved in Claris/AppleWorks and can be downloaded and modified only by Claris/AppleWorks versions 4.0, 5.0, or 6.0 The .pdf files can be read with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader and can be saved but not modified. Create template documents Mac or PC
Click here to download a free copy of
Software: How to...Step-by-step instructions on how to use tool software to create documents.
Templates...Ready-made samples that can be adopted 'as is' or modified.

Newsletter how to...
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks
Mac or PC

Newsletter template
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks Mac or PC


Brochure how to...
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks
Mac or PC

Brochure template
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks Mac or PC


Database how to...

ClarisWorks/AppleWorks

Database with Various Printable Reports. Also includes searches by title, author, or genre which students can use to locate and read their classmates' book reviews.

25 Book Log

  • Elementary Level Mac or PC
  • Middle/High School Level Mac or PC
  • Class Library Circulation Database with Printable Reports Mac or PC

Wall poster how to...
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks document .pdf download

Best Seller Book Poster. Students list three reasons why others should read a particular book. Mac or PC

  • Conflict Resolution Chart Mac or PC
  • Elements of a Story Chart Mac or PC

Postcard how to...
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks document

Postcard template
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks Mac or PC


Slide Show how to...

ClarisWorks/AppleWorks
document
Mac or PC

Slideshow template
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks Mac or PC


This Apple/ClarisWorks spreadsheet survey calculates student responses to book selection criteria and helps them to determine if a new book is appropriate. It can also be printed and scored manually by the students. Mac or PC


Bookmarks how to...
Bookmarks can be easily created by formatting columns and inserting graphics and text.


Bookmarks: Can easily be modified to include book reviews, spelling lists, grammar rules or a reading guide. Mac or PC

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Enhancing Documents

Here you can find web sites or handouts you can download that will add style and pizzazz to your documents.
  • Inserting floating (movable) graphics into a drawing or word processing document. .pdf download
  • Directions for using in-line graphics in a word processing document.
    pdf download
  • Comparison of Graphics File Sizes (jpeg vs gif, etc.)
    pdf download
  • Directions for adding digital video clips into a word processing or drawing document. pdf download

 

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Extras 

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| Language Arts Resources Home | Creating Documents | Enhancing Documents | Extras |
| Online Projects | Recommended Software | Professional Books | Resource Guides |
| Internet Links (Lesson Plans, Language Arts Web sites, Professional Organizations) |

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