Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:10 minutes

Grades:K-1

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: backspace, delete, enter, key, keyboard, keyboarding, letters, phonics, return, space, spacebar, word


Primary Objectives:

  • Student gains additional experience keying letters and learns to form words.
  • Student gains additional familiarity with the placement of keys on the keyboard.
  • Student learns the function of the Backspace or Delete key for correcting mistakes.
  • Student learns to press the Enter or Return key to finish a line of text.
  • Student learns to press the spacebar to create spaces between words.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns and practices using technology for real-world application.
  • Student practices recognizing letters by sight and sound.
  • Student identifies the beginning, middle, and end sounds in words.
  • Student forms and sounds out words.
  • Student learns to separate words with spaces.

Subjects:

Beginning / Ending Sounds

Language Arts > Reading > Phonemic Awareness > Beginning / Ending Sounds

Communication to Others 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

General Knowledge

Language Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > Alphabet Letter Recognition > General Knowledge

General Phonics

Language Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > General Phonics

Identify / Manipulate

Language Arts > Reading > Phonemic Awareness > Medial Sounds > Identify / Manipulate

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

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

Single Syllable

Language Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > General Decoding > Single Syllable

Sounding Out

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

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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  • 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.

  • On some computers, the Enter key is named the Return key.

  • To help students gain additional practice typing words and spaces as well as pressing the Enter key, have the class work together to create a class list of words. First, have each student think of a word that they can spell and write the word on a piece of paper. Then, students can take turns at a computer to type their word into a document, press the spacebar, type their name, and then press the Enter key. After each student has added their word and their name, print the list and post it in the room.

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