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Students learn a basic lesson in elementary computer keyboarding.

 

 

KEYBOARDING LESSON 2 - TYPE REACH

 

Second keyboarding teaching lesson with practice drills.

 

Objectives:

  • Students will learn to locate and type letters e, h, and o keys. and learn a new technique: type reach.

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

Prerequisites:

Keyboarding Introduction Lesson

 

Appropriate Grade Levels:

5th - 12th Grade

 

 

 

KEYBOARDING TYPE REACH LESSON PLAN

 

Material:

  • 1. Computer keyboards 1 keyboard per student.

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

  • 3. Paper to tape on the keyboards over the hands of each student.

Procedure:

Review:

The Typing Position: eyes on copy, fingers curved and upright, wrists low, forearms slanted, sit back in chair, back straight, feet on floor with keyboard

The Home Row: a,s,d,f,j,k,l,;

Introduce new keys: h e o

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 letters on the keyboard. Let them watch their fingers as they reach up to the e with left finger 2, and the o with right finger 3 and the h with right finger 1. Try these together as a class:

Reach technique for h:

 

reach to the left with   right first finger:

 

h hj hj ha ha had had had h h hj ah ah has has half   

 Reach technique for e:

 

reach up with left second finger:

 

e ed ed led led el jell

e ed ed eel eel keel keel    

Reach technique for o:

 

reach up with right third finger.

 

o ol ol so so do do old

of of odd odd loss loss

 

 

 

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 2 PRACTICE DRILL

 

Keyboarding Lesson 2 Drill Worksheet

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

 

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