6th Grade Keyboarding Unit



 

 

Skills Assessments and

Alternative Independent Practices

 

Students may use these websites for Independent Practice during the keyboarding unit and/or as extra practice on their own time.


 

Lesson 1:  Home Row (Left Hand)



Lesson 2:  Home Row (Right Hand)



Lesson 3:  Home Row (Review of asdfjkl;)


PRETEST

        (Typing Test-1min “The Wizard of Oz”)


Plot Your Progress Handout


Home Row Practice 1  (Nimble Fingers #1)

Home Row Practice 2 (Power Typing #1)

Home Row Practice 3 (Byte Back #3)-Scores are given at the bottom of the page


 

Lesson 4:  gh

 

gh Practice 1 (Nimble Fingers #4)

gh Practice 2 (Peter’s Online Typing #3)

gh Practice 3 (Byte Back #4)-Scores are given at the bottom of the page

 

Lesson 5:  ei

 

ei Practice 1 (Nimble Fingers #5 and #6)

ei Practice 2 (Dance Mat Typing #2)

ei Practice 3 (Byte Back #5)-Scores are given at the bottom of the page

 

Lesson 6:  ru

 

ru Practice 1 (Byte Back #6)-Scores are given at the bottom of the page

ru Practice 2 (Dance Mat Typing #3)



Lesson 7:  Review (asdfjkl;gheiru)


Skills Assessment

      (Typing Test-1min “The Wizard of Oz”)

Lesson 7:  Review Game

     Click Customize

      Type in the letters asdfjkl;gheiru


Lesson 8:  ty

 

ty Practice 1 (Byte Back #7)-Scores are given at the bottom of the page

ty Practice 2 (Dance Mat Typing #4)

 

 

Lesson 9:  wo

 

wo Practice 1 (Dance Mat Typing #5)

  

  

Lesson 10:  qp


qp Practice 1 (Dance Mat Typing #6)


 

Lesson 11:  Review (Home Row and Top Row)


Skills Assessment

        (Free Typing Test-1min #27 Classic Tales)

Lesson 11:  Review Game

     Click Customize

      Type in the letters asdfjkl;gheirutyqpwo





 


 

TEACHERS:  Make sure students are also doing the callouts and Independent Practice sheets from the manual provided.


Lesson 12:  vm

 

vm Practice 1 (Dance Mat Typing #7)



Lesson 13:  bn

 

bn Practice 1 (Dance Mat Typing #8)

 


Lesson 14  c,


c, Practice 1 (Dance Mat Typing #9)

c, Practice 2 (Byte Back #12)-Scores are given at the bottom of the page

 

 

Lesson 15:  xz

 

xz Practice 1 (Dance Mat Typing #10)

xz Practice 2 (Nimble Fingers-Flash Cards, Four Letter Words)

 

Lesson 16:  Review

 

Skills Assessment

        (Free Typing Test-1min #27 Classic Tales)

Lesson 16: Review (Nimble Fingers-Flash Cards, Four Letter Words)


Lesson 17:  Left Shift Key

 

Type the names of the following States 5 times each:

Kentucky          Louisiana

Kansas              Pennsylvania

Nebraska          Ohio

New Mexico     Michigan

Missouri            Oregon

Mississippi         Montana

What other States can you think of that would be typed using the Left Shift Key?

 

Lesson 18:  Right Shift Key

 

Skills Assessment (Free Typing Test-1min #28 Classic Tales)

Shift Key Practice 1 (Dance Mat Typing #12)

Shift Key Practice 2 (Byte Back #14)-Scores are given at the bottom of the page

 

 

Lesson 19:  Period and Question Mark

Students now know all 26 letters plus the semicolon, comma, period, question mark, and shift keys.  Students can now type full sentences using capital letters when appropriate and discuss which punctuation mark should be at the end. 


For extra practice have students to type content such as spelling words in sentences.

 

Period Practice 1 (Byte Back #13)-Scores are given at the bottom of the page

 

  

Lesson 20:  Review

 

Review 1 (Nimble Fingers #26, All Key Review)

Review 2 (Nimble Fingers #27)

 

Final Skills Assessment:

Contact the technology department to schedule and conduct the final skills assessment.    The timed typing will be taken two or three students at a time with the keyboard covered to discourage looking at the keys.   Students typing at 20 wpm with less than 2 errors a minute will be exempt from keyboarding at the Middle School level. 

 

Extra Practice Typing Tests

Power Typing

Mrkent.com

Typing Test

Free Typing Test

Type Online

 

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