Subject: K E R N I N G
1. Topic-
The adjustment of the horizontal space between individual pairs of letters.
2. Content-
Compare various type families to find those that might need kerning and those that do not. Discover how kerning can be accomplished with different software.
Type, Typography, Kerning, Graphic Design
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. An understanding of kerning.
2. Practice good kernings techniques.
3. Apply kerning in various software.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be able to apply kerning in various software.
2. Students will be able to kern practice examples of type.
5. Materials and Aids-
Smart board, computers, Adobe and Microsoft programs, handouts, ed
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Kerning is crucial to producing beautiful typography.
2. Tracking and kerning can be interchangeable but should never be confused.

B. Development-

1. Show kerning visual on smart board.
2. Go over each page.
3. Ask questions to check for understanding

C. Practice-

1. Guide students through kerning exercise.
2. Check each students progress on computer.
3. Have each student print there practice exercise, label and hand in.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Provide examples of type to be kerned.
2. Check progress of each student.
3. Label and hand in all work.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Make sure all students can see material.
2. Read material that contains type that is
to small to read from a distance.
3. Generate material that presents good design and answers lesson requirements.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Provide kerning exercise.
2. Discuss how this technique should be used in projects.
3. Kerning and Type quiz

G. Closure-

1. Always print a proof to double check your results.
2. Be careful of the number 1.
7. Evaluation-
1. Kerning exercise
2. Kerning quiz
8. Teacher Reflection-
Creativity and innovation
Research and information Fluency
Critical thinking problem solving and decision making
Technology operations and concepts

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