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QM5. Microsoft Word: Tables

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In this Quest, you will learn about tables, insert and format a table, and enter information into the table. Keep up the good work!

I Can Statements

  • add tables to my documents
  • know the difference between columns and rows in a table
  • format a cell and a table

Key Vocabulary

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

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

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 its location by row number and column ID name.

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 is 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. 

Play the Vocabulary Game 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




Part 1

  1. View the YouTube lesson or SchoolTube video to learn about marking a poem's rhyme scheme.
  2. Refer to the video at the top, and pause it as you go along.
  3. Open your poem document.
  4. Both the online version and desktop app of Word work the same here.
  5. Put your cursor at the end of your name at the bottom of the document and space down a few lines.
  6. Go to the Insert menu and select Page Break. You should see a faded line and Page Break appear above your cursor.
  7. Go to the Home menu and align text Center. Your cursor should be in the middle of the page below the Page Break.
  8. Type the following title: Rhyme Scheme for Nothing Gold Can Stay.
  9. Select the title and apply italics formatting.
  10. Press enter/return to leave space below the title. Deselect italics if it is selected

These next steps cover inserting a table and formatting it.

11. On the INSERT menu.

Select Table, and move the mouse over and down the box to create a 3x8 table. Click on the square when you see 3x8 appear at the top to insert the table.

12. Add headers in the first row of the table.

Click in the top cell, first column and first row, and type "Line Number," use the tab key to move to the next cell, in the middle column type "Rhyming word,"  (tab over) and in the last column type "Rhyme Scheme (A, B, C...) 

13. In the first column in Row Two, type the line number 1.

Use your arrow key or mouse to click in the cells below that and enter the rest of the line numbers from 1-7 in the different rows.

How many lines are in the poem? Use your tab key, and tab over until a new line appears! This is how you can add more rows to a table. Type the line number 8 into the row.

14. In Row Two, the second column, type the last word from the first line of the poem. You can scroll up to the poem to find it.

Continue to do that for the rest of the lines until column two is complete.

15. Now go back up to the poem and use the highlight tool to highlight the word at the end of each line of the poem. Use the same highlight color for each rhyming set of words, and a different color for each different rhyming set of words.

6. In the last column of the table enter the Rhyme Scheme following the directions from the videos.

Direct link to this video

Here is a creative bonus challenge!

1. Create a new blank document or write one below your table.

Write your own four line poem using the AABB Rhyme Scheme.
How to get started? Pick two pairs of rhyming words. Example: pat, cat, house, mouse. Then make short sentences that end in the words. Example:

I once had a cat,

His name was Pat,

He lived in my house,

But was afraid of a mouse.

Note: Have fun with it, you can make it funny, scary, and even longer. Think of the fun Dr. Seuss must have had!

2. Give your poem a title and share it with a classmate in editing mode. Each of you can share your own document with the other.

3. You and your classmate on your own should open the poem shared with you in editing mode, scroll down to read the new poem, and go to the Insert menu and choose Comment. Leave a polite and encouraging comment that includes your own name.

4. Share your poems and the comments added with your teacher so you and your classmate get credit.

Completing this Quest

This Quest is done when you have added a page break, formatted and inserted a table, completed the Rhyme Scheme assignment, composed your own AABB poem, shared it with a classmate, added a comment to theirs, and shared it with your teacher.

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