Keyboarding

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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:10 minutes

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: capital letters, equal sign, exclamation point, exclamatory sentences, key, keyboard, keyboarding, mathematical expressions, minus, phonics, plus, question mark, shift key, symbol


Primary Objectives:

  • Student continues to develop skills in keying letters to form words.
  • Student learns to key symbols with and without the Shift key.
  • Student learns to use the Shift key to make capital letters.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns and practices using technology for real-world application.
  • Student practices using capital letters.
  • Student forms and sounds out words.
  • Student learns to punctuate question and exclamatory sentences.
  • Student completes simple mathematical expressions.

Subjects:

Exclamation Mark / Exclamations

Language Arts > Writing > Grammar / Language Structure > Mechanics / Punctuation > Exclamation Mark / Exclamations

Exclamatory

Language Arts > Writing > Grammar / Language Structure > Sentences > Exclamatory

Fonts / Graphics Symbols

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Fonts / Graphics Symbols

General Phonics

Language Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > General Phonics

Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Keyboarding

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Keyboarding

Keyboarding 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Keyboarding 

Knowledge of Words Being Composed of Letters

Language Arts > Reading > Concepts of Print > Distinguish Letters from Words > Knowledge of Words Being Composed of Letters

Letter Sound Association

Language Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > Letter Sound Association

Lower Case

Language Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > Alphabet Letter Recognition > Lower Case

Question Marks

Language Arts > Writing > Grammar / Language Structure > Mechanics / Punctuation > Question Marks

Sounding Out

Language Arts > Reading > Phonemic Awareness > Blending Sounds > Sounding Out

Upper Case

Language Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > Alphabet Letter Recognition > Upper Case
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Teacher Notes:

  • Due to the small size of students' hands, this lesson does not teach proper keyboarding finger placement. A later unit, entitled Keyboarding, addresses proper touch keyboarding skills.

  • The difference between using the Shift key (capital letters and symbols) and the Caps Lock key (all capital letters but not symbols) might need some reinforcement. At this stage, you might want to encourage students to use the Shift key whenever they want to type capital letters and symbols, and leave the Caps Lock button off.

Extension Ideas:

  • To help students gain additional practice using the Shift key and symbols, have students work in a word processing program. Instruct students to type their names using correct capitalization and spacing at the top of the page. Then, tell students to type end punctuation after they listen to you recite a sentence. For example, students could type an exclamation point if they hear you exclaim, "Oh no!" Then, they could type a question mark if you pose an asking sentence, such as "How are you?" If time permits, have volunteers make up exclamatory sentences or questions for the class.

Standards:

ELA-Literacy.L.1.1j Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
ELA-Literacy.L.1.2b Use end punctuation for sentences.
ELA-Literacy.L.K.2b Recognize and name end punctuation.
ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2b Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1b Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2b Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
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