Grades: K - 1
During this engaging and interactive digital lesson, the learners receive direct instruction and practice in keyboarding the letters A, B, C, D, and E as they locate and type the letters, recognize the letter sounds, and learn the relationship between the letters on the keyboard and on the screen.
Estimated Time:7 minutes
Score Type:Auto Score
Available Languages: English, Spanish
Vocabulary: A, B, C, D, E, alphabet, key, keyboard, keyboarding, letters, phonics
AlphabetizeLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > Alphabetize
Beginning / Ending SoundsLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonemic Awareness > Beginning / Ending Sounds
Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etcInformation Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc
InstructionsLanguage Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Follow Directions > Instructions
KeyboardingLanguage Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Keyboarding
KeyboardingInformation Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Keyboarding
Letter Sound AssociationLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > Letter Sound Association
RespondLanguage Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond
Sounding OutLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonemic Awareness > Blending Sounds > Sounding Out
Upper / Lower CaseLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > Alphabet Letter Recognition > Upper / Lower Case
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.
Keyboards generally show capital letters on the keys but type lowercase letters on screen by default. Therefore, you might want to make sure students can recognize and associate the capital and lowercase pairings of the letters Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, and Ee.
When students work on computers, fonts sometimes show letters differently than students would print them, most notably the lowercase versions of the letters a, g, and q. You might want to discuss with the class how letters sometimes look different on a computer and in typed text, using textbooks and storybooks to show examples.
|ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2b||Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.|
|ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2c||Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.|
|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.|