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Creating Better Presentation Slides through Glance Media and Billboard Design

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Creating Better Presentation Slides through Glance Media and Billboard Design

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions plus additional time for creation of slides
Lesson Author

Drew Schrader

Bloomington, Indiana


National Council of Teachers of English


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  • This lesson assumes that students have had some prior experience with creation of presentation slides through software such as PowerPoint.  If students need additional support, share the Creating a PowerPoint Slide handout or information from the PowerPoint in the Classroom Website.

  • Make copies of necessary handouts.

  • Secure access to Internet-connected computers and presentation software such as PowerPoint or Keynote.

  • Preview the online article Learning Slide Design from an IKEA Billboard.  Because this article is a blog entry, ensure that your school's Web filter allows students to access the article.  If not, make copies of the article content to share in a one-use setting.  If students will be reading the article online, arrange for students to have access to Internet-connected computers in the first session.

  • Determine the best way for students to engage with the reading.  Some students can read the article independently.  You might allow others to read the article out loud in pairs or offer a read-aloud for students who would benefit from extra support.  Doing a read-aloud also provides an opportunity for you to discuss some of the structural and organizational features of the article with students.

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