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First Grade Computer Lesson Plans - Qtr. 3

Typing + Word Processing (cut, copy, and paste)

In Qtr. 3, first graders will strengthen their word processing skills with multiple assignments that include learning how to cut, copy, and paste images and text.

 

Students will also learn to use text boxes and arrows to create labeled diagrams.

 

These basic skills are foundational for creating multimedia presentations going forward.

 

In Qtr. 3, first graders continue developing keyboard skills. Students will practice typing home row keys, all previous lesson keys, as well as adding new keys.

 

 

Recommendations:

 

Typing Lessons: Focus on typing accuracy and correct finger placement, not speed. Speed will be acquired naturally over time in the future months and years of typing lessons.

 

File Distribution: Share assignment files using Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.com, Microsoft OneDrive or a shared network drive on your school network server.

 

 

Enrichment: Use the enrichment activities to support regular classroom curricula. Good for early finishers, late arrivals, supplementation, differentiation.

 

Time Management: These weekly lessons are programmed for 2 weekly sessions of 45 minutes each. Adust the activity selections according to your own needs.

 

Demonstrate: Be prepared to demonstrate and personally assist students learning how to cut, copy, and paste. Copying and pasting text requires more precision and skill than copying and pasting images.

 

First Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:


 

Third Quarter - January ~ March

First Grade Computer Lessons Qtr. 3

Main Topics Covered: Typing + Word Processing (cut, copy, and paste, + labeling diagrams)

 

9 Sessions = (Typing homerow, all previous letters, plus new letters)

 

6 Sessions = (Copy and Paste, Cut and Paste)

 

3 Sessions = ( Diagramming with textboxes and arrows)

 

Prerequisites: Internet access, Microsoft Word

 

 

 

Qtr. 3 - Week 1:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 1:

Session 2: Copy and Paste Pictures

Demo Copy and Paste - Demonstrate how to copy and paste the pictures into the correct column (right click copy, right click paste).

 

Assign Copy and Paste Pictures:

1) "Copy-and-Paste-Animals" Students use copy and paste to classify insects, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, fish and birds.

 

2) "Copy-and-Paste-Animal-Vocabulary-Pics"

 

Students print and /or save their finished documents.

 

Copy and Paste Animals Copy and Paste Animal Vocabulary Pics

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

Qtr. 3 - Week 2:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 2:

Session 2:

Demo Copy and Paste Pictures: Demonstrate how to copy and paste the pictures into the correct column (right click copy, right click paste).

 

Assign Copy and Paste Pictures:

1) "Copy and Paste Living and Non-Living Things"

Students use copy and paste to classify living and non living things.

 

2) "Copy and Paste Pictures"

 

Students print and /or save their documents.

 

Copy and Paste Living and Non Living Things Copy and Paste Pictures

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

Qtr. 3 - Week 3:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 3:

Session 2:

Demo Copy and Paste Pictures: Demonstrate how to copy and paste the pictures into the correct row (right click copy, right click paste).

 

Assign Copy and Paste Pictures:

1) "Copy and Paste Ladybug Math "

 

2) "Copy and Paste Positional Pictures"

 

3) "Copy and Paste Push and Pull."

 

Students print and /or save their documents.

 

Copy and Paste Ladybug Math Copy and Paste Positional Images

 

Push and Pull

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

Qtr. 3 - Week 4:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 4:

Session 2:

Demo Copy and Paste Pictures: Demonstrate how to copy and paste the pictures into the correct row (right click copy, right click paste).

 

Assign Copy and Paste Pictures:

1) "Copy and Paste Solids, Liquids, Gases"

 

2) "Copy and Paste Fractions "

 

3) "Copy and Paste Hours."

 

Students print and /or save their documents.

 

Copy and Paste Solids, Liquids, Gases Copy and Paste Fractions

 

Copy and Paste Hours

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

Qtr. 3 - Week 5:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 5:

Session 2: Copy and Paste Text

Demo Copy / Cut and Paste Text: Demonstrate how to copy / cut and paste the text / numbers into the correct row (right click cut, right click paste). Tip: Copy / cut and paste with precision, copy / cut ONLY the text, no empty spaces before or after the text. Use "UNDO" as necessary.

 

Assign Copy and Paste Text:

1) "Copy and Paste Lady Bug Math - V2 version"

 

2) "Cut and Paste Weather Words" (basic or V2 version)

 

Students print and /or save their documents.

 

Lady Bug Math 2 Copy and Paste Weather Words

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

Qtr. 3 - Week 6:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 6:

Session 2:

Demo Cut and Paste Text: Demonstrate how to cut and paste the text into the correct row (right click cut, right click paste). Tip: Cut and paste with precision, cut ONLY the text, no empty spaces before or after the text. Use "UNDO" as necessary.

 

Assign Cut and Paste Text:

1) "Cut and Paste Animal Vocabulary Version 2"

 

2) "Cut and Paste Positional Words"

 

3) "Cut and Paste Computer Parts"

 

4) "Cut and Paste Opposites"

 

Students print and /or save their documents.

 

Cut and Paste Animal Vocabulary Cut and Paste Positional Words

 

Cut and Paste Computer Parts Cut and Paste Opposites

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

Qtr. 3 - Week 7:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 7:

Session 2:

Demo Using Text boxes or Shapes: Use your wordprocessor to demonstrate how to add textboxes and type in them. Alternatively, demo how to add shapes like rectangles and type inside them. Demo how to add arrows. Be patient, those boxes take skill to move and size accurately.

 

Tips: click exactly on the border then drag, to move a box. Click and drag a corner to resize. Use textwrapping in MS Word to move the picture (try "tight" text wrapping option).

 

Assign Body Parts Labeling:

Choose one, or have students do both if time permits.

1) Ant Body Parts Labeling

 

2) Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

 

Students print and /or save their documents.

 

Ant Body Parts Diagram Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

Qtr. 3 - Week 8:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 8:

Session 2:

Demo Using Text boxes or Shapes: Use your wordprocessor to demonstrate how to add textboxes and type in them. Alternatively, demo how to add shapes like rectangles and type inside them. Demo how to add arrows. Be patient, those boxes take skill to move and size accurately.

 

Tips: click exactly on the border then drag, to move a box. Click and drag a corner to resize. Use textwrapping in MS Word to move the picture (try "tight" text wrapping option).

 

Assign Body Parts Labeling:

Choose one, or have students do both if time permits.

1) Wasp Body Parts Labeling

 

2) Bird Labeling

 

Students print and /or save their documents.

 

Wasp Diagramming Label the Bird

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

Qtr. 3 - Week 9:

Session 1:

Typing | Enrichment

 

Review Typing:

Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing. Review proper finger technique.

 

Assign Typing Practice:

Assign 25-30 minutes or until done with Dance Mat Typing.

 

Simple, free countdown timer.

Start it and project on the big screen / whiteboard for kids to see.

(Download, unzip, and run it, no install required, Windows)

Download: snap-timer-freeware.zip

 

Snap Timer Freeware

 

Typing Stage 7 Typing Stage 8 Typing Stage 9 Typing Stage 10

 

Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Students type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.

 

More Typing Practice Here:

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.

 

 


Qtr. 3 - Week 9:

Session 2:

Demo Using Text boxes or Shapes: Use your wordprocessor to demonstrate how to add textboxes and type in them. Alternatively, demo how to add shapes like rectangles and type inside them. Demo how to add arrows. Be patient, those boxes take skill to move and size accurately.

 

Tips: click exactly on the border then drag, to move a box. Click and drag a corner to resize. Use textwrapping in MS Word to move the picture (try "tight" text wrapping option).

 

Assign Body Parts Labeling: Students' Choice

Students will choose their own insect or animal diagram from clipart or the internet to label. Students should add a minimum of 5 labels to their diagram.

 

Students print and /or save their documents.

 

Student Choice Diagramming

 

 

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

 

 


 

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