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

 

 

KEYBOARDING LESSON 5 - R C

 

Fifth keyboarding teaching lesson with practice student drills.

 

Objectives:

  • Students will learn to locate and type letters r, c, and right < shift> .

  • 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:

 

Review:

          Typing position (fingers curved, wrists low, back straight)

          Home Row:  a,s,d,f,j,k,l,;

 

Teachers:  remind students to type with quick, snappy upward reaches and to make finger-action reaches to the bottom row. The goal is to increase speed on easy words and slow down slightly for harder ones.

 

 

Introduce new keys:      r        c        < right shift>

 

Have students place their fingers in the home row position. Let the students locate the new keys on the keyboard. They may watch their fingers as they reach for the new keys.

 

                                                                                                   

1.  Reach technique for r:

 

reach up with left first  finger.

 

r rf frf drf for rod

rd rdd fod fodr

 

2. Reach technique for c:

 

reach down with left       second finger.

 

c cdc cor cord

cor cord door dorcd

3.  Reach technique for right < shift>:

 

reach down with

right little finger; shift, type, release.

 

R Rf rF drF Todd Foss

 

 

 

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 5 PRACTICE DRILL

  

Keyboarding Lesson 5 Drill Worksheet

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

 

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