Technical Writing Lesson 4 of 4 (Publication & Test Flight)

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The final lesson (4 of 4) all of the major components from previous lessons in one digital publication of the instructions followed by the test flight of the final product, a basal wood glider. Digital instruction will be assembled using the free on-line software Flipsnack. Individual assignments include a troubleshooting guide, the final published set of instructions, and a summative assessment of each group's glider.

Introduction

This culminating lesson (4 of 4) involves students flying and troubleshooting their gliders as well as assembling the instructions into an easy-to-use flipbook. Using previously created PDF files, students assemble the complete set of publishable instructions which consists of three primary parts: safety warnings or precautions, step-by-step procedures, and troubleshooting.

Lesson Times

Required Class Time
@110 Minutes
2 Class Period (Traditional 54 minute periods)
2 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades Building and Construction Trades
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Write effective troubeshooting flowchart.
  • Write and publish an clear, well-written set of instructions.
  • Fly a balsa wood glider built from student driven instructions.

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