The learners receive direct instruction and practice in keyboarding the letters F, G, H, I, and J 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 in this engaging and interactive digital lesson.
Estimated Time:7 minutes
Score Type:Automatically Graded
Available Languages: English, Spanish
Beginning / Ending SoundsLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonemic Awareness > Beginning / Ending Sounds
General PhonicsLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > General Phonics
Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etcTechnology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc
KeyboardingLanguage Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Keyboarding
KeyboardingTechnology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Keyboarding
Letter Sound AssociationLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonics / Decoding > Letter Sound Association
Sounding OutLanguage Arts > Reading > Phonemic Awareness > Blending Sounds > Sounding Out
Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for TaskTechnology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task
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 Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, and Jj.
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.