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First Grade Computer Lesson Plans - Qtr. 2

Touch Typing and Word Processing Skills

First Grade Qtr. 2 technology lessons continue to emphasize a strong focus on typing and word processing.

In Qtr. 2, first graders progress to additional stages of their typing program to continue developing keyboard skills.

Students will also strengthen their word processing skills with assignments that include sequence writing using the formats of beginning, middle, end, and first, then, next, and finally.

Students will learn to use clipart or images to add illustrations to their typed documents.

Recommendations:

  1. 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. However, if you need a benchmark of Words Per Minute typed, then I use about 5 words per minute per grade level. That means second graders aim for typing about 10 words per minute on average.
  2. Word Processing: Students work to gain proficiency and speed using a word processor to write and illustrate with sentences, shapes and clipart / images. 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.
  3. File Distribution: Share assignment files using a cloud storage service, your school's learning management system or a shared network drive on your school's internal network.
  4. Enrichment: Use the enrichment activities to support regular classroom curricula. Good for early finishers, late arrivals, supplementation, differentiation.
  5. Time Management: These weekly lessons are programmed for 2 weekly sessions of 45 minutes each. Adjust the activity selections according to your own needs.

First Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:

Second Quarter - October ~ December

First Grade Computer Lessons Qtr. 2

Main Topics Covered: Homerow Typing and Word Processing (text and clipart / images)

9 Sessions = ( Typing with fingers on home row - no pecky typing)

9 Sessions = ( Word Processing - Writing using sequencing with beginning, middle, end, and first, next, then, finally. Adding clipart and images.)

Prerequisites: Typing program, internet access, word processor.

Week 1 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Week 1 - Qtr. 2:


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 for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: my-ouch-story-narrative.docx

    My Ouch Story
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 2 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 2 - Qtr. 2:


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

  1. Word Processing Assignment for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: how-to-walk-a-dog-informative.docx

    How to Walk a Dog
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 3 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 3 - Qtr. 2:


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

  1. Word Processing Assignment for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: how-to-make-a-pb&j-sandwich-informative.docx

    How to Make a PB&J Sandwich
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 4 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 4 - Qtr. 2:


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

  1. Word Processing Assignment for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: how-to-get-ready-for-school-informative.docx

    How to Get Ready for School
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 5 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 5 - Qtr. 2:


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

  1. Word Processing Assignment for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: how-to-babysit-a-puppy-informative.docx

    How to Babysit a Puppy
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 6 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 6 - Qtr. 2:


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

  1. Word Processing Assignment for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: my-day-at-school-narrative.docx

    My Day at School
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 7 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 7 - Qtr. 2:


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

  1. Word Processing Assignment for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: a-day-of-making-cookies.docx

    A day of Making Cookies
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 8 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 8 - Qtr. 2:


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

  1. Word Processing Assignment for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: happy-holidays-greeting.docx

    Download: my-play-date-narrative.docx

    Happy Holidays Mom and Dad My Play Date
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 9 - Qtr. 2:


Session 1: Typing Practice

Demo Typing - Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing (or your own chosen typing program). Review proper finger placement and typing technique.

  1. Assign Typing Practice:- Assign 20 - 30 minutes of typing. More Typing Practice Here:
  2. Typing Stage 4 Typing Stage 5 Typing Stage 6 Typing Stage 7
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 9 - Qtr. 2:


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

  1. Word Processing Assignment for Students:
  2. 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 / images if you have them available. Students may add one shape or clipart image. Students print and / or save their documents.

    Download: one-stormy-day-narrative.docx

    Download: the-day-i-lost-my-tooth-narrative.docx

    One Stormy Day The Day I Lost My Tooth
  3. Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.