Tuesday, April 14


Essential Question: How do you use MS Word to perform a mail merge?
Key Questions: What is a personal business letter? How do I create form letters, mailing labels, and envelopes? How do I explain the merge process? What is the Mail Merge task pane? What is the Mail Merge toolbar? How do I use the Mail Merge task pane and the Mail Merge toolbar? How do I create and use a letter template? How do I create and edit a data source? What is a merge field? How do I insert and edit merge fields in a main document? How do I merge and print form letters? How do I sort data records?
Activating Strategy: Have you ever received a letter in mail from a large company or organization that was personally addressed to you?
Instructional Strategies and Student Activity:
  • Continue Daily Journal
  • First part of period
    • Teacher will discuss Activating Strategy and Mail Merge Process
    • Students will view sample letter from a real company
  • Second part of period
    • Students will begin Mail Merge Activity using handout
    • The activiy will create the following:
      • Health Club Form Letter
      • Health Club Members (Access data file)
      • Health Club Mailing Labels
      • Health Club Envelopes
  • Third part of period
    • Time permitting, begin Mail Merge Activity 1 from handout
    • The activity will create the following:
      • ATC Orientation Letter
      • ATC Freshmen (Access data file)
      • ATC Labels
      • ATC Envelope
    • As you complete the activity, you might need to refer to the instructions from the Total Fitness Mail Merge
Summarizing Strategy:

TOD: What is created first - the letter or the data source?

Assessment: Observation, TOD, grade completed assignments
Resources: MS Word, MS Access, Mail Merge Handout,

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