Keyboarding

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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:10 minutes

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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

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 

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

Keyboarding

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Keyboarding

Keyboarding 

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

Single Syllable

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

Sounding Out

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

Spelling Caps Punctuation

Language Arts > Writing > Writing Process - Revision Editing > Mechanics > Spelling Caps Punctuation
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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.

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

Extension Ideas:

  • 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.

Standards:

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.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
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.
ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3d Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
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