Let's Practice Keyboarding


GRADE LEVEL: Grades 3 through 12

OBJECTIVES: For students to practice/reinforce their keyboarding skills after all the keys have been introduced. The teacher should stress accuracy rather than speed. The students will also review the parts of speech.

MATERIALS:

PROCEDURE:
  1. Students are to type all silly sentences, stressing particular keys of the alphabet.
  2. Students strive for a typing rhythm.
  3. Print out a hard copy of the silly sentences.
Anxious Annie always attends an annual affair.
Beautiful Betty beats big bananas.
Careful Cathy caught a cartful of cute curly catfish.
Dreadful Dan drove down the dirty ditch.

EXTENSIONS: Have students prepare the silly sentences themselves, composing as they type. They could start off with rhyming adjectives and nouns; i.e. beautiful bees busily buzz, angry ants are amazingly awful, etc.

EVALUATION: Teacher observation, hard copy of printout in a given time frame.
These pages were developed through GirlTECH , a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. Copyright December 1997 by Cynthia Lanius. Thanks to the RGK Foundation for its generous support of GirlTECH.