Suggested Time: 45 minutes
5.D.1 Recognize conventional spelling in and through personal and academic reading.
2.A.1.c† Explain how technology tools have or can be used to meet the needs of
2.B.1.b) Work cooperatively and collaboratively with others when using technology 3.C.1.d† Input and analyze information in a predefined spreadsheet or database*
5.B.1.d† Evaluate the effectiveness of technology tools for organizing information
Behavioral Objective:† Students will be able to sort words into ABC order using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
File ~ ABCOrderShow
Computer Lab/Classroom Computers, Printer
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Links to Prior Knowledge:
Students should know the order of the alphabet.
1.† Say- Why is it important to be able to put words in ABC Order?† Why is important to know what word comes first?† (i.e., to find them in a dictionary) This activity will give you some tips for learning how to identify what word comes first in a group of words. It will help you to become better at organizing words in alphabetical order.
Worksheet the students completed and printed
Students may work with a partner to make other words to be put in ABC Order.† To create a new worksheet, students may open the file ABC Review.xls within the fourth grade/abc order folder. Students should then save the file under their log in.† After doing this, they can change the words and make a new worksheet for a friend to complete.
Students may work with a partner or in groups.
You may change the words that are used in this activity to meet the needs of your students.
Students may complete the follow up activity.