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QG5. Google Docs: Tables

4. Suite Tools

You have learned a lot of formatting and tool features already.

In this Quest you will create a table and use it to identify the Rhyme Scheme of your Poem. Start by watching this video about Rhyme Schemes.


I Can Statements

  • add tables to my documents
  • format a table
  • create a table to identify a rhyme scheme in a poem

Key Vocabulary

Cell: Each rectangular box in a spreadsheet and table is referred to as a cell. In a spreadsheet, each cell has a specific name identifying it's location by row number and column ID name.

Columns: Columns run vertically (up and down) in a spreadsheet or table.

End Rhyme: An end rhyme is when a poem has lines ending with words that sound the same.

Internal Rhyme: An internal rhyme is a rhyme that occurs within a line, rather than at the end.

Near rhyme: A near rhyme in when the words sound the same but do not rhyme perfectly.

Rhyme Scheme: A rhyme scheme is the regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem. 

Row: Rows run horizontally (left to right) in a spreadsheet or table.

Play the Vocabulary Game below to practice the Key Vocabulary

You can change the Quiz mode to Match, Test, Learn, Flash Cards, Spell using the selection list at the bottom right of the activity that says "Choose a Study Mode." Direct Link




You can play and pause this video demo, and/or use the steps below.

1. Open your poem document

2. Go to the bottom of your document and space down two more lines, and add a horizontal line (insert menu).

3. Copy and paste the Title of the Poem and select it and make it a Title Style.

4. Space down a line and Insert > Table > and make it 3 columns wide and as many rows as your poem has down.

5. Copy the first line of the poem into the first cell of the table, leaving the next two columns empty. Then continue to copy each line of the poem into the rows of the table below that.

6. Type the last word of each line into the second column for every line.

7. Now use the rhyming scheme information from the video to identify the scheme, starting with the letter A.

8. When you are finished, select the table (right-click, cmd-click, or shift-click) and select Table Properties. Remember you can undo any setting you apply and don't like.

  • Make the Table border a different color and wider (3 pts)
  • Change the Cell background color
  • Try changing the vertical alignment to see what that does
  • Try changing the Table Alignment
  • Try changing the Cell padding

9. When all done your goal is to have a nicely formatted and easy to read table with the poem rhyme scheme. 

Completing this Quest

After creating and formatting your table ask your teacher how they want it submitted.

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MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

5. Computational Thinker
b. Collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences

7. Global Collaborator
b. Use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints
c. Contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal