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First Grade Computer Lesson Plans - Qtr. 1

Students Develop Touch Typing and Word Processing Skills

First Grade technology lessons emphasize a strong focus on typing and word processing throughout the year.

 

First graders graduate to a touch typing program, improve their word processing skills, and learn to cut, copy, and paste words and images. Students learn to search for images online and use them for illustrating their written documents.

First Graders will also use the iPad to explore a variety of learning apps.

 

 

Recommendations:

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

 

Writing Lessons: Students work to gain proficiency and speed using a word processor to write and illustrate with sentences, shapes and clipart. Students will practice with narrative, informative, and opinion writing styles. These are "guided" writing exercises that students will copy either exactly or very closely. Generally, this avoids students struggling with ideas, indecision, or spelling problems that slow or prevent progress to completion.

 

 

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.

 

First Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:


 

First Quarter - August ~ October

First Grade Computer Lessons Qtr. 1

 

Main Topics Covered: Homerow Typing Stage One + Word Processing (text and clipart)

 

9 Sessions = ( Typing the home row, G and H)

 

5 Sessions = ( Word Processing - informative and opinion texts - writing simple sentences and adding illustrations)

 

Prerequisites: Internet access, word processor or Story Maker

 

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 1:

Session 1 & 2:

Do Introductions - Introduction to the computer lab teacher, discuss what we will do in the lab. Spend time getting to know the students.

 

Explain Computer Lab Rules - Discuss the rules of the computer lab,  talk about how to sit in the chairs, raising hand to go to the bathroom, taking a buddy with you to the bathroom, washing hands before returning from bathroom.

Discuss keeping hands to oneself, no running in the lab, keeping fingers out of mouth and nose. Following the same rules as in the regular classroom .

 

Computer Lab Rules

 

Review Computer Parts Names - Briefly review the names of the main computer parts such as monitor, keyboard, mouse, CPU and others as necessary.

 

Assign Typing Practice -

Students review typing skills from Kindergarten using one or more of the following: Keyboard Zoo, Type Rocket Jr., Keyboard Climber 2.

Students type about 20-25 minutes.

 

Keyboard Zoo Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

Mouse Practice Bees and Honey Mouse Practice Connect the Dots - Mouse Practice Word Bingo

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 2:

Session 1 and 2: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

 

1) Students: Do these TWO Typing Lessons:

 

Typing Level One Typing Level 2

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

Mouse Practice Spelling Practice Bees and Honey Number Bingo

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 3:

Session 1 and 2: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

 

1) Students: Do these THREE Typing Lessons:

 

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

It's Fun to Read Spelling Practice Marble Math Balloon Pop

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 4:

Session 1 and 2: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

 

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

 

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

Numerical Order Learning Coins Alphabet Match It's Fun to Read

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 5:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

 

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

 

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

Kitten Hop Sight Words Letter Matching Numerical Order Number Race

 

Qtr. 1 - Week 5:

Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

Review the Word Processor - Review how to open and close the program. Demonstrate backspace, enter, shift, undo keys. Demo how to name and save a document.

 

1) Word Processing Assignment: "What Can Birds Do?" Students write a few sentences, change font size and add their name. Students use proper capitalization, proper word spacing and punctuation. Teach students how to use clipart if you have it. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and /or save their documents.

What Can Birds Do?

 

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolche Sight Words or First Grade Master Spelling List (all 36 weeks).

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

 

Kitten Hop Sight Words Number Race Counting Fish Make a Word - Silent E

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 6:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

 

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

 

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

Kitten Hop Sight Words Letter Matching Numerical Order Number Race

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 6:

Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

Review the Word Processor - Review how to open and close the program. Demonstrate backspace, enter, shift, undo keys. Demo how to name and save a document.

 

1) Word Processing Assignment: "How do Cats Grow?" Students write a few sentences, change font size and add their name. Students use proper capitalization, proper word spacing and punctuation. Teach students how to use clipart if you have it. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and /or save their documents.

 

How do Cats Grow?

 

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolche Sight Words or First Grade Master Spelling List (all 36 weeks).

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

 

Kitten Hop Sight Words Letter Matching Numerical Order Number Race

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 7:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

 

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

 

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

Numerical Order Number Race Counting Fish Spelling Practice

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 7:

Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

Review the Word Processor - Review how to open and close the program. Demonstrate backspace, enter, shift, undo keys. Demo how to name and save a document.

 

1) Word Processing Assignment:- "What Can I Be?" Students write a few sentences, change font size and add their name. Students use proper capitalization, proper word spacing and punctuation. Teach students how to use clipart if you have it. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and /or save their documents.

 

1st Grade Word Processing

 

Alternate: Word Processing - Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolche Sight Words or First Grade Master Spelling List (all 36 weeks).

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

 

Word Bingo First Grade - I'm Reading! Alphabet Match Number Bingo

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 8:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

 

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

 

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

Numerical Order Number Race Counting Fish Spelling Practice

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 8:

Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

1) Word Processing Assignment- "Dogs are Great" Students write a few sentences, change font size and add their name. Students use proper capitalization, proper word spacing and punctuation. Teach students how to use clipart if you have it. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and /or save their documents.

 

First Grade - Word Processing

 

Alternate: Word Processing - Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolche Sight Words or First Grade Master Spelling List (all 36 weeks).

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

 

Learn to Tell Time Marble Math Money Bingo Kitten Hop Sight Words

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 9:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

 

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

 

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

 

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

 

Number Race Balloon Pop Subtraction Number Bingo Kitten Hop

 


 

Qtr. 1 - Week 9:

Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

1) Word Processing Assignment- "School is Fun" Students write a few sentences, change font size and add their name. Students use proper capitalization, proper word spacing and punctuation. Teach students how to use clipart if you have it. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and /or save their documents.

 

First Grade Word Processing - School is Fun

 

Alternate: Word Processing - Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolche Sight Words or First Grade Master Spelling List (all 36 weeks).

 

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

 

Fuzz Bugs Graphing Money Bingo Kitten Hop Sight Words Bubble Skip Counting


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