Serif and sans Serif Font LessonSummary:
This was to be used as a lead in activity for teaching about students favorite tool FONTS.
Warm up- explore Teacher models with own name first.
Student type their name in WORD and then Highlight their name by holding down the mouse and going back over their name. Students can select font style and watch as their name changes in the different fonts as they scroll through the list.
How do visual cues improve text usability? emotions? Post answers on the board.
Then students will open the mimio lesson, What's the Difference in Fonts?
Activity 1 Sort fonts into two categories and label
Activity 2 Try again, with teacher organized fonts, label teacher choices
Examples of Serif and sans Serif and their suggested usage
Activity 3 Student select two of their favorite fonts, type one letter and mark the serif present.
Activity 4 Caption a picture
Activity 5 Together write a definition of the word serif , sans-serif
Closure or exit ticket-show students the same words in two different fonts and see if they can distinguish serif or sans serif.
*Note-Serifs have little feet, curls on their letters. San-serifs do not.
It is recommended that Sans-serif be used for younger children. However there is debate on which is easier to read. Formerly the little feet were thought to allow the eye to glide during reading. But Serifs are easier to read on the web page. It a good discussion to have on the visual cues.
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