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MS Word

Digital Literacy(21st Century Literacies)

 Microsoft Document- 1

Lesson Plan

Objective: 

Participants will be able to understand basics of MS word and apply formatting & page layout techniques in document

Total Time: 90 Minutes

Material: Computer lab with projector and screen, MS Word installed on all the computers for students

Instructor Note: 

This session is the beginning of MS Word. Based on the understanding level and pre-existing skill set of students, use demonstration as a training method and make students practice as much as possible. In this session, Home and Layout menus will be discussed in detail.

Opening Protocol:

  • Greet the participants
  • Take attendance
  • In pairs, ask participants to share with each other how they are feeling


5 Minutes

Concept Discussion:

  • Ask students if they have used MS word before
  • Based on their response, tell them the uses of MS Word. Tell them that using MS Word is as basic as using a pen and a paper 
  • With the help of PPT explain the basic functions of MS word and how to start, open and save a document
  • Also explain basic things they see on a document like scrollbar, ribbons, icons and options

10 Minutes

Activity 1: Get started

  • Demonstrate opening a blank document on the projector and ask students to open MS Word on their computers. 
  • Tell them to type their own introduction on a blank document in 10 minutes

15  Minutes

Demonstration: Basics and Home Menu

  • Demonstrate the following functions on the document while presenting your screen
  • Alignment (left, right, justify)
  • Font Size, Font color, Font type
  • Bold, Italic, Underline
  • Cut, Copy, Paste
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Find and replace
  • Undo Redo
  • Printing option
  • Page layout


20 Minutes

Activity 2: Practice

  • To make their document look presentable, ask students to apply maximum options that they have just learnt
  • Give them 10 minutes to do that
  • After 10 minutes ask students if they faced any problem or if they have any questions
  • Use remaining 10 minutes to either make them practice the options or to answer their queries by demonstrating the options they might be finding difficult

20 Minutes

Activity 3: Shortcut keys

  • Ask students to open their handbook and read the shortcut keys
  • Give 10 minutes to participants to practice shortcut keys of all the options that they have learned in the session 

15 Minutes


Closing Protocol: 

  • Thank the participants for their time
  • Announce the next time you will be visiting them
  • Share the topic of the next session
  • Collect 1-2 most interesting activity sheets/artefacts from students and show to Nodal officer and institution head after session
  • Click pictures of the artefacts for documentation


5 Minutes