CTE Task: Basic Typography

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COURSE:

Digital Arts and Design I

TASK LENGTH:

1 hr

 

Basic Typography

Task Description

Standards

In this task, the students will create a composition using each of the four types of lettering styles.

Standard 21: Categorize varieties of type, including but not limited to serif, sans serif, script and decorative. Employ the units of measurement used to describe line spacing (leading), type size, tracking, and kerning. Apply appropriate typography to given projects, emphasizing readability and the impact on design goals.

 Content Understandings

Extending Understandings

Upon successful completion of these tasks students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • categorize varieties of type.
  • apply appropriate typography to given projects.

To move students towards deeper understanding, they should be given opportunities to:

  • identify different types of typography in real world scenarios.

Support Strategies

If students are struggling to access this task, additional supports and strategies could be employed as students are engaging with the task.

Key Terms

Sentence Frames

Scaffolded Questions

Typography

_____ includes type design, modifying type glyphs and arranging type.

What is an example of typography?

 

Instructional Resources

Microsoft Word

Mac Pages

 

TASK GUIDES

This activity will require students to apply what they learned during the lesson on Typography to an activity.

 

Typography Activity

  1. The student will create a composition using each of the four types of lettering styles to showcase their comprehension of typography principles.
  2. The composition must include:
  1. 3-7 letters, numbers, symbols or a combination or either
  2. the letters, numbers or symbols must showcase a different variety of type used in typography e.g serif, sans serif, script, and decorative
  3. different font sizes
  4. line spacing
  5. different directions or rotations
  6. color
  1. The student will use the software of their choice to draft their design.
  2. Once completed the students will submit their composition drafts to their teacher for review.

                                                                               

Student Resource

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Typography Activity

  1. Students will create a composition using each of the four types of lettering styles to showcase their comprehension of typography principles.
  2. The composition must include:
  1. 3-7 letters, numbers, symbols or a combination or either
  2. the letters, numbers or symbols must showcase a different variety of type used in typography e.g serif, sans serif, script, and decorative
  3. different font sizes
  4. line spacing
  5. different directions or rotations
  6. color
  1. The student will use the software of their choice to draft their design.
  2. Once completed the students will submit their composition drafts to their teacher for review.