The Fifth Grade Keyboarding Program consists of seven lessons using Word Wacker, a keyboarding software application, installed on the computer lab desktops.   Each lesson contains four elements:  a review of keyboarding technique, a warm up, flashcard drill and paragraph practice.  The primary focus of the program is to reinforce proper keyboarding technique and to increase typing speed and accuracy.   Each lesson will take 30 minutes in the computer lab but may be extended if desired.  The program will be taught to all fifth grade LSR-7 students over the course of the year by the classroom teacher who will determine the scheduling.  It should be noted that the program will be most effective if presented within a month’s time.  Teachers are encouraged to use the SMART Board to present the PowerPoint lessons.

Resources

Teacher Information

Parent Letter

 

Assistance

Contact the Instructional Technology Department by sending an email in Lotus Notes to ITS Help or call 986-1020


Curriculum and Resources

Lesson

Tech-nique

Warm Up

Flashcards

Practice

PowerPoint

All Schools
except LFE*

PowerPoint Notes

All Schools
except LFE*

PowerPoint
LFE*

PowerPoint

Notes

LFE*

1

 

Beginning Keystrokes

Home Row

Keys

Science

Vocabulary

Accuracy Drill

Cats

Bobcat

5.1R

5.1R Notes

 

5.1

5.1 Notes

2

 

Beginning Keystrokes

Home Row

Review

Math

Vocabulary

Accuracy Drill

Cats

Unique Cats

5.2R

5.2R Notes

5.2

5.2 Notes

3

 

Beginning Keystrokes

Home Row Grind

Social Studies Vocabulary

Accuracy Drill

Capitals

Rome

5.3R

5.3R Notes

5.3

5.3 Notes

4

 

Advanced Keystrokes

Basic Keystrokes

Communication Arts

Vocabulary

Accuracy Drill

Gardens

Making Seeds

5.4R

5.4R Notes

5.4

5.4 Notes

5

 

Advanced Keystrokes

Natural
Keystrokes

States

Accuracy Drill

Gardens

Coconut Seed

5.5R

5.5R Notes

5.5

5.5 Notes

6

Advanced Keystrokes

Four Letter Words

Bonus Sections Nations of the World

Accuracy Drill

Gardens

Garden Statue

5.6R

5.6R Notes

5.6

5.6 Notes

7

Advanced Keystrokes

More
Common Words

Bonus Sections Capital Cities of the World

Accuracy Drill
Horses
Pinto and Paint

5.7R

5.7R Notes

5.7

5.7 Notes


*LFE   The resolution of the computer lab monitors does not need to be adjusted to accommodate the program.

 

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