• Semester 1: Unit 1

    By the end of the unit, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate which finger control each key on the keyboard
    • Demonstrate correct touch-system techniques
    • Use home key anchors
    • Develop and practice correct keyboarding techniques
    • Key at a speed of 15 words per minute with 2 or few errors
    • Use proper spacing
    • Compose single word responses on the keyboard.

    Daily Lesson Plans: Students will work through the course at different paces. By the end of the first semester students are expected to complete:

    • Appropriate Posture (daily ‘do now’ check)
    • Lesson 1: A, S, D, F, J, K, L, Space Bar, Enter Key
    • Lesson 2: H, E, O
    • Lesson 3: M, R, I
    • Lesson 4: Review
    • Lesson 5: T, N, C
    • Lesson 6: V, Right Shift, Period
    • Lesson 7: W, Comma, G
    • Lesson 8: Review
    • Lesson 9: B, U, Left Shift
    • Lesson 10: Q, /
    • Lesson 11: ’, “
    • Lesson 12: Review
    • Lesson 13: P, X
    • Lesson 14: Y, Tab
    • Lesson 15: Z, colon
    • Lesson 16: Review
    • Lesson 17: ? , Caps Lock
    • Lesson 18: -, _
    • Lesson 19: Skill building
    • Lesson 20: Skill building
      • All lessons include a warm-up, introduction of new keys, practice of new keys individually, skill building, pretest, practice, and post-test.

    Semester 2: Unit 2

    By the end of the unit, students will be able to:

    • Refine and improve keyboarding techniques
    • Demonstrate correct touch-system techniques for numeric keys
    • Demonstrate correct touch system techniques for symbol keys
    • Key at a speed of 25 words per minute for 3 minutes with 5 or fewer errors
    • Compose multi-word/ short phrases at the keyboard
    • Demonstrate capitalization rules

    Daily Lesson Plans: Students will work through the course at different paces. By the end of the first semester students are expected to complete:

    • Appropriate Posture (daily ‘do now’ check)

    ·         Lesson 1: 4, $, 7, &

    ·         Lesson 2: 3, #, 8, *

    ·         Lesson 3: 2, @, 9, (

    ·         Lesson 4: Review

    ·         Lesson 5: 1, !, 0, )

    ·         Lesson 6: 5, %, 6, ^

    ·         Lesson 7: Special Symbols

    ·         Lesson 8: Numeric Keypad- 4, 5, 6

    ·         Lesson 9: Numeric Keypad- 7, 8, 9,

    ·         Lesson 10: Review

    ·         Lesson 11: Numeric Keypad- 1, 2, 3

    ·         Lesson 12: Numeric Keypad- 0, .

    ·         Lesson 13: Review

    ·         Lesson 14: Skill building

    If students complete Unit 2 before the end of the semester, they will be encouraged to complete Practice section from Unit 3. There are a multitude of projects that they can choose. Many of the projects reinforce typing skills, letter writing skills and basic software skills. Students may also choose to start preparing study guides for final exams on Microsoft Word.

    Grading:

    • Speed (baseline to end of marking period): 40%
    • Accuracy (baseline to end of marking period): 40%
    • Participation: 15%
    • Informal Assessments: 5%
      • ABC’s
      • Type-Offs
      • Visual checks for finger placement