Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Computer Lab Magic

Students were asked to write a descriptive paragraph about a winter scene. A descriptive paragraph gives the reader a visual picture of the topic.  It gives a point of view about how something looks, feels, tastes, smells, or sounds.  The writer’s goal is to involve the readers so that they can experience the event through the text.
With this assignment students had access to word processing software, that software made this activity fun -- and magical.  All they had to do was input their descriptive paragraph into Google Doc. Students set up the paragraph so that the first line was the shortest one. Then each line grew successively longer, until the last three lines, which were short. 

After the paragraph was typed, students highlighted the text and centered it on the page. In Google Doc that is accomplished by changing the ALIGNMENT from LEFT to CENTERED                                                          

Student writing and crafting created a tree-mendous seasonal hallway!

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