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Grammar TutorialNote: This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliPics Studio 3. Authoring featuresnecessary to complete this tutorial are not available when using IntelliPics Studio 3 Player.Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.Copyright Notice© 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reserved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized forthe original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear inClassroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.Trademarks and AcknowledgmentsIntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo),SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logosare trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh,QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brandnames of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.CreditsClassroom Suite was produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including(alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen,Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula Irons, Bobbi ...

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Grammar Tutorial
Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.
Note
: This tutorial requires that you have installed
IntelliPics Studio 3
. Authoring features
necessary to complete this tutorial are not available when using
IntelliPics Studio 3 Player
.
Grammar Tutorial
Copyright Notice
© 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reserved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized for
the original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear in
Classroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.
Trademarks and Acknowledgments
IntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo),
SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logos
are trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh,
QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brand
names of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
Credits
Classroom Suite
was produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including
(alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen,
Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula Irons, Bobbi Keene,
Arjan Khalsa, Patty Kilroy, Jez Lickter, Dave Magliocco, Kathie Maltby, Ed Murphy, Philip Nittenberg, Ann Olsen,
Meida Pang, Aakash Patel, Kathleen Post, Jennifer Ray, Lucinda Ray, Alan Rhody, David Robertshaw, Fred Ross-
Perry, Chris Santeramo, Scott Schafer, Lisa Sheean, Karen Sheehan, Michelle Shelfer, Caroline Van Howe, John Van
Straalen, Byron Wilkes, Mary Ann Zapalac.
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Instant-Activity Kits
Classroom Suite
includes 30 instant-activity kits. Each
kit includes an Activity ready for students to use, a
Template ready for teachers to create additional similar
activities quickly, and a PDF file of this tutorial.
Grammar
The Grammar instant-activity kit includes the Grammar
Gremlins activity, the Grammar Template, and a PDF
file of this tutorial. You can find these components by
opening the Language Arts Templates folder and then
the Grammar Gremlins folder in the New area of
Classroom Suite
.
The Grammar Template can be used to create a variety
of practice sentences focused on the correct usage of
homonyms, homophones, contractions, and pronouns.
The practice sentences on the page can be read aloud
by the computer. Students can enter responses from
word banks of choices or by typing from the computer
keyboard.
In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the Grammar
Gremlins activity. Later in the tutorial, you will learn to
create customized grammar activities, using the
Grammar Template.
Universal Design
The activities you create using the Grammar Template
and
Classroom Suite
are designed for all students,
including those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
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Introduction
Create a Folder for Your New
Activities
When you use this template, you will be creating new
activities for your students to use. To organize these
activities, you will want to create your own folder in the
Activities area of
Classroom Suite.
1. At the Navigation Screen, click the Activities
button. Click the New Folder button on the right
side of the screen. A dialog box will ask you to
name the folder. Give it the name of one of your
classes (e.g., Mrs. Smith’s Class).
2. Open the Grammar Template (see page 3).
3. When you complete your work with the template
and click the Finish Activity button, the Save As
Activity dialog appears. Name your new activity,
select the folder in which you want to place your
work, and click OK. Your new activity will now be
available for you to assign to students.
This tutorial requires that you have installed
IntelliPics Studio 3
. Authoring features
necessary to complete this tutorial are not available
when using the
IntelliPics Studio 3 Player
.
Note
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Part 1: Exploring the Grammar Gremlins Activity
Opening Grammar Gremlins
1. Sign in to
Classroom Suite
as a Teacher (see
Getting Started in the
Classroom Suite
binder). The
Navigation Screen displays.
2. Click the New button, if it is not already selected.
3. Open the Language Arts Templates folder.
4. Open the Grammar Gremlins folder and choose
Grammar Gremlins.
Exploring Grammar Gremlins
1. When the activity displays, click the green
Directions button or a gremlin to hear the
directions for completing the activity.
2. Click the text box to learn about the grammar
concepts students will practice in this activity. The
text reads aloud.
3. Use the blue Next Page button to go on.
4. When the second page displays, click the yellow
button at the left of each sentence to hear the
sentence read aloud
5. Type the correct answer in the answer field.
Alternatively, click the Word Bank button. A
toolbar of word choices displays at the bottom of
the page. Place the cursor in the desired answer
field. Click a word, placing it in that answer field.
6
Click the Check Work button to see whether you
have made any mistakes.
7. Click the Check Work button again to return to the
activity. Make corrections as needed.
8. Use the blue Next Page arrow twice to navigate to
page 4. Click the Word Bank button and notice that
the pronoun choices are divided into categories:
Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns.
9. Close this activity without saving it.
You can use this Grammar Gremlins activity
immediately with students.
For another activity that uses the Grammar
Gremlins template, see Grammar Sports,
located in the Sports Mania Thematic Unit.
In the next part of this tutorial, you will use the
Grammar Template to create additional grammar
activities for your students.
Note
The Grammar template enables you to create
customized grammar activities with homonyms,
homophones, contractions, and pronouns. All you need
to do is enter sentences and answer fields. If you wish,
you can also add appropriate graphics.
Opening the Grammar Template
1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button.
2. Open the Language Arts Templates folder.
3. Open Grammar Gremlins and choose the
Grammar Template.
4. See the instructions on page 1 of this tutorial to
learn how to create a special folder to store the new
activities you make with this and other templates in
Classroom Suite
.
5
Select Save As Activity from the File menu and
save your new activity with a custom name. Name
it:
More Grammar
.
Customizing Sentences
1. The template displays. The opening page provides
authoring instructions in a yellow text box. Be sure
to delete this yellow text box after you have
finished reading it. Click the blue Next Page
button.
2. Page 2 has a tool bar at the top, a series of yellow
word choice buttons at the left, and text boxes
ready to enter eight sentences. Notice the yellow
instruction box at the right that gives detailed steps
for adding sentences and answer fields in these
text boxes.
3. Using the sentences provided on the next page,
you will select each text box and type a sentence
using a missing word from the yellow button to the
left of the sentence. Then you will create an answer
field for that word. Follow the specific instructions
for this process on the next page.
Make sure that the sentence you create for each
text box uses the yellow answer choices to the
left of that text box.
In the next section of the tutorial, you will add
sentences and answer fields.
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Part 2: Using the Grammar Template
Note
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Sentence Suggestions to Get You Started:
1. Being here is lots of fun.
2. My computer is (not) on its best behavior.
3. I wonder who’s going to the movies tonight.
4. Being flexible is an important principle when
working with new software.
Adding Sentences and Answer Fields
1. Type your first sentence in the first sentence text
box:
Being here is lots of fun
.
2. Use your cursor to select the word “here.”
3. Click the Insert Answer Field button. The word
“here” will disappear and an answer field will
appear and be ready for a student response, with
the correct answer already specified.
4. Hold down the Control key and simultaneously
click the text box (
[Ctrl]+click
) the text box. The
Properties of Text Box displays.
5. Select Lock Position and select Read-Only Text, so
the sentence will read aloud. Now the text cannot
be changed and student responses will only go into
the answer fields.
6. Click OK.
7. Repeat steps 1–6 above, adding sentences and
inserting answer fields for each of the text boxes
on this page.
8. To confirm for yourself that the answers have been
captured, type in the correct answers and click the
Check Work button. Or,
[Ctrl]+click
the center of
an empty answer field. The Properties of Answer
Field dialog box displays, showing the correct
answer. Click OK to close this dialog box.
9. Delete any answers you have typed in. Later you
will save this activity as an assignment and the
student will fill in the blanks.
You do not need to edit the Word Banks. They
already match the word choices on each page.
10. Repeat steps 1–6 for each of the other pages in the
template. Make sure that the sentence you create
for each text box uses the yellow answer choices to
the left of that text box.
Next you will add graphics to the pages.
Part 2: Using the Grammar Template
Note
5
Adding Graphics from the Picture
Library
You can add pictures to each page that can help
motivate students as they practice their grammar skills.
1. Click the Picture Library button at the top of the
page.
2. Categories of available pictures appear at the
bottom of the page. Use the Next arrow button at
the bottom right to scroll through the categories.
3. Click a category to see available pictures in that
category.
4. Click a picture to place it on the page.
5. Repeat steps 2–4 to select more pictures.
6. Click the Picture Library button again to remove
the choices at the bottom of the page.
Resizing and Locking Pictures
You can resize, position, and lock the pictures.
1. Select a picture and position it on the page.
2. Use the Make Smaller and Make Bigger buttons to
change the size of the picture.
3.
[Ctrl]+click
the picture. The Properties of Picture
dialog box displays.
4. Click to place a check mark before Lock Position.
Click OK.
5. Repeat steps 1–4 for each picture.
Finishing the Activity
Now you are ready to finish the activity, preparing it for
students to use.
1. Click the purple Finish Activity button. Then click
the red Final Finish button.
Notice that the resizing tools, Picture Library
button, and Finish Activity button disappear
from the top toolbar.
2. Save your custom activity, replacing your earlier
version when prompted to do so. It is saved into the
Activity folder, ready to be assigned to a student.
Congratulations! You have just created a new Grammar
activity. Use this template to create a large variety of
additional grammar activities.
The last section of the tutorial will help you import your
own graphics, if you wish to do so.
Part 2: Using the Grammar Template
Grammar Tutorial
Note
Add Pictures from Other Locations
You can add pictures from other locations, such as a
clip art CD, a digital camera, or other art you may have
collected.
1. Open the Grammar Template again (see
page 3), if you want to create another activity with
your own pictures.
Alternatively, navigate to the Activities folder and
open the activity you just saved, if you want to add
your own pictures to that activity.
2. Use the blue Next Page arrow to go to the page
where you want to add pictures.
3. From the Edit pull down menu, choose Insert
Picture from File.
4. Navigate to the location where the picture you want
to use is stored.
5. Click Open to place the picture on the page.
6. Follow the steps on page 5 of this tutorial to resize
and lock the new pictures on the page.
Finishing Up
Now you will finish the activity, preparing it for
students to use.
1. If you added your own graphics to a new Grammar
activity, click the Finish Activity button.
If you added your own graphics to the activity you
created on pages 3–5 of this tutorial, from the Edit
menu, select Save As Activity.
2. Save your custom grammar activity. It will be saved
into the Activity folder, ready to be assigned to a
student.
Congratulations! You have just created an activity that
is ready for students to use. You can use this template
to create a large variety of additional grammar
activities.
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Part 3: Customizing the Grammar Template