Computer Studies / Information Communication Technology ( ICT )
Using tool bars to format a document
Basic 6 / Primary 6
Instructional Materials :
- computer system
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
Previous Knowledge :
The pupils have previous knowledge of how to retrieve and edit already saved documents
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- use the tool bar to format a document
- Apply bold, underline and italics to texts
- Format font types, sizes and colour.
- Justify text position
- Apply undo and Redo
Boldening, italicizing and underlining
To bolden, italicize or underline a letter, word or sentence:
1 Type the sentence
2 Highlight the sentence
3 Locate the letters B, I and U on the tool bar
4 Clicking B boldens, clicking I changes to italics while clicking U underlines.
Instead of using the mouse, certain keys on the keyboard could be used having selected the words.
1 To change to bold
Ctrl + B
2 To change to italics
Ctrl + I
3 To underline
Ctrl + U
Changing font types
There are many font types also known as typefaces. While using the MS-Word, the computer user may change from one font to the other. To do this:
1 Select the words.
2 Click on the font type menu and a list of the font types are shown.
3 Click on the font type of your choice.
Changing case means changing from a capital letter to a small letter or from a small letter to a capital letter. A capital letter is in upper case while a small letter is in lower case. To change case:
1 Select the letter or word.
2 Click Format on the menu bar, a list of option appears.
3 Click Change case.
4 Click upper case or lower case, depending on the case you wanted
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
1 Type, ‘I love my parents at home and my teachers in school.’
2 Let ‘love’ be in italics.
3 Let ‘teachers’ be bold.
4 Let ‘parents ’ be underlined.
The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.
The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.
He or she does the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.
Prepare for the next lesson by reading about
Using artistic text