ERIC Number: ED342906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Word Processing/Language Experience Tutorial Handbook. Final Report.
Strunk, Sandra J.
This handbook, developed for an adult learning center in Pennsylvania, uses word processing instruction on Apple IIe computers to promote student writing. The handbook was designed for use by adult basic education, General Educational Development, and English-as-a-Second-Language students who read at a fourth-grade level or higher. In the 15 lessons of the handbook, computer terminology is introduced gradually, and drills are available for vocabulary reinforcement. Writing activities use the language experience approach, with each one dealing with an aspect of students' daily lives. Word processing and writing skills covered in the lessons are the following: computer parts; the keyboard; the main menu; adding new files to the desktop; beginning word processing; sentences; printing documents; updating files; paragraphs; moving words around; using the tab key; formatting text; arranging details in spatial order; formatting characters; and persuasive paragraphs. The handbook contains a glossary of software commands, an answer key, and an index. In addition to the handbook, a brief project report and two issues of a newsletter containing student contributions are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA.