To start your Table of Contents open Microsoft Word (Programs > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Word 2007.
Click the Office button in the top left corner of the document window and select new from the drop down menu. Select new blank document:
Save Your Work:
Click the Office button again and select Save As from the drop down menu and name your file Teen Tribune. See the information below on how you want to save your document.
Now you can begin gathering information to type in the document. Don’t worry at this point about font or style. You are just to begin a rough draft.
Make sure you save your document each time you close it to save new information you have entered. This will take several class periods.
The following websites provide needed information about the three areas you need to cover. Remember to present the information in an interesting way. You need to write to your target audience, teens your age. Keep in mind, these teens have confident that you have researched these areas and that the information you are providing is what you would recommend.
Recommended Teen Reading:
You will go to the following sites and review online short stories. Remember, you will be picking the best story for your target audience. Some sites include categories for both kids and teens. You need to select teen stories, the target reading audience of your paper. You will need to include information about the story so students will want to go online to read it for themselves. You are the expert, so review several stories in order to pick the best one for teen reading. Include the web address so readers can go online to read the story for themselves. To include the web address, click in the address bar of the story online, click Edit>Copy, then return to your word document, place your cursor where you want the address to be placed, then click Edit>Paste. While it will appear to be a link in the document, when the page is printed out, students will have to type the URL address in the Address bar in Internet Explorer.
Kids and Teen Online Stories
Theme Park Choice:
You will go to the following web sites to look at theme parks that are located only a few hours away from your teen readers. While almost every teen knows about the Magic Kingdom, there are other theme parks that are overlooked because your audience might not know what these parks provide. Compare pricing packages, special events, and cool rides that each park has, then make a recommendation on all these components on where you think the teens would get the most bang for their buck. Provide ticket prices, family package deals, and special features that caused you to pick this particular theme park as the best teen vacation deal.
Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World, Epcot Center
Walt Disney World, MGM Studios
Walt Disney World, Animal Kingdom
Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld Orlando Adventure Park
SeaWorld Orlando’s Discovery Cove
Teen Movie Review:
Take a look at the following site to review movies that are currently playing. It is your job to pick one or two of the movies and give a review for your readers. You will give them a brief description of your movie choice, as well as locations, times, and cost for admission for the movie showing in the Palm Beach area. Include information on matinee showings, giving the teen scene a choice of viewing options that are more affordable.
Creating a Newspaper Column in Microsoft Word
Delete Unnecessary Spaces and Returns:
Open your Teen Tribune. You may need to turn on nonprinting characters located on the Home Tab by clicking the nonprinting icon shown below (or press Shift + Ctrl + *):
Delete any unnecessary hard returns by clicking on them pressing the delete key.
Set Line Spacing to Single Spacing:
Select all your text in you document (Ctrl + A) and set line spacing to single space by opening the paragraph dialog box on the Page Layout tab by clicking the arrow shown below:
At the Paragraph dialog box with the Indents and Spacing tab set the spacing at 0 pt before and after and line spacing to single as shown below:
Set Text in Document to Times New Roman 11:
Select all the text in your document, excluding your title, and set it to Times New Roman 11 .
Format Title Bold Times New Roman 14 & Include Three Side Headings:
If you have not included a title for your paper, do so now. It should appear at the top of your document centered. Place your cursor on a blank line above the body of your text and set your text to 14 Point Times New Roman Bold centered located on the Home tab.
Also include side headings. Side headings should make your newspaper easier to read and more organized. It should describe what the paragraph is all about (Before the Storm, The Death Toll, Etc.). They should also be formatted to Bold Times New Roman 11 .
Create Two Columns:
Word, create a two-column newsletter from the copied text. Be sure your title is not included within the columns. The title should appear centered across both columns in your newsletter, again not in the columns itself. To format the text into two newspaper columns follow the steps below:
Position the insertion point at the left margin of the first heading (the beginning of the body of the document-below the title).
Click the Page Layout Tab then then Click Columns and select more columns from the drop down list.
At the Columns dialog box click Two in the Presets section, place a check mark in the Line Between check box, and click This Point Forward at the Apply to drop-down list.
Click OK or press Enter.
Set Document Tabs to .02:
On the Page Layout tab click the paragraph arrow to open the Paragraph dialog box. Then click the Tabs button to open the Tabs dialog box.
Reset the Tabs from .05 to .02.
Click OK to set the Tabs to .02.
Fully Justify Text in Document
Select all the text in your document except the title.
On the home tab click the full justification alignment button .
Apply a Drop Cap to the First Paragraph
Position the insertion point anywhere in the first paragraph.
Click the Insert tab and select Drop Cap and select Dropped from the drop down list shown below:
Deselect the drop. (To do this with the mouse, click anywhere in the document screen outside the drop cap).
Insert Three ClipArt Picture That Go Along with Your Three Side Heading:
You will need to place a line break to create a space for your photo to appear. Place your cursor at the end of the paragraph where you want to place your picture and hit the enter key to place your cursor on a blank line below it::
With the Insert tab selected click on the ClipArt button:
This open the ClipArt Task Pane. Type in a descriptive word for what you want to find in the Search for text box then click the Go button.
This populates a list of clipart images. Click once on the picture to place it on your page.
Add Your Name At The End of Your Document
Scroll to the end of your document and add your name.
Proofread and Spell Check:
On the top-left corner, click the Microsoft Office Button. At the bottom of the menu, click Word Options.
The Word Options dialog appears. Click Proofing.
From the Exceptions for menu, select the currently-open document name.
Select or clear the Hide spelling errors in this document only and Hide grammar errors in this document only check boxes.
Note To turn on or off automatic spelling and grammar checking for all documents, select All New Documents.
Return to your document. When lines appear under words, right-click and make selections from the corrections menu.
Save the document with the name Newspaper Article. Check it over with your grading rubric then submit it for grading.