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Students learn a basic lesson in elementary computer keyboarding and using the period key.

 

 

KEYBOARDING LESSON 4 - PERIOD

 

Fourth keyboarding teaching lesson with practice drills.

 

Objectives:

  • Students will learn to locate and type letters n, w, and (period).

  • Students will review the home row and all letters learned.

  • Students will practice conditioning and speed.

Prerequisites:

Keyboarding Introduction Lesson

 

Appropriate Grade Levels:

5th - 12th Grade

 

 

 

KEYBOARDING PERIOD KEY LESSON PLAN

 

Material:

  • 1. Computer keyboards 1 per student.

  • 2. Wall chart showing keys and fingerings of the keyboard (see introductory lesson)

  • 3. Paper to cover the hands of each student during drills.

  • 4. Student Drills Worksheets.

 

 

Procedure:

 

New Concept:

 

First time: Type first line slowly, with an easy pace. Strike each key quickly.

 

Second time: Faster pace, moving from key to key quicker.

 

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Introduce new keys:     n       w       (.)

 

Have students place their fingers in the home row position. Position fingers of the left hand on asdf and the right fingers on jkl;.

 

Have students locate the new keys on the keyboard. Let them watch their fingers as they reach up to the w with left third finger, and the n with right first finger and the < .> by reaching down with the right third finger.  Space twice after (.) at the end of a sentence. Try these together as a class:

 

 

 

1. Reach technique for n:

 

reach down  with right first finger:

 

n n nj an an and and

n nj an end lend lend

 

2. Reach technique for w:

 

reach up with left 3rd      finger.

 

w ws ws wow wow wish

w ws we wit wit with with

3. Reach technique for (.):

 

reach down with right third finger.

 

l. ft. ft. hdkf. hdkf. as. ask.

l. It is Ike.  Ask Ike.  It is.

 

 

 

Lesson Printable Materials - Worksheets

Print out the lessons and keyboarding worksheets for use with this lesson plan:

 

Teachers: drills can be done together as a class, following your oral instructions, or individually. Accuracy, not speed, is the main goal for beginners.

 

KEYBOARDING LESSON 4 PRACTICE DRILL

  

Keyboarding Lesson 4 Drill Worksheet

Directions: Type each line once as shown, leaving one blank space between lines.

 

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