K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

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 the online typing program to continue developing keyboard skills. Students will practice typing home row keys as well as adding the E and I keys.

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 to add illustrations to their typed documents.

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.

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 and informative writing styles. These are "guided" writing exercises that students will copy either exactly or very closely. Generally, this avoids having students struggle 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:


Second Quarter - October ~ December

First Grade Computer Lessons - Qtr. 2

Main Topics Covered: = Typing Stage Two + Word Processing with clipart or images

9 Sessions = ( Homerow Typing , plus E and I )

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

Prerequisites: Internet access, word processor or Story Maker

Qtr. 2 - Week 1:

Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


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:

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.

Download - my-ouch-story-narrative.docx

My Ouch Story

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

Qtr. 2 - Week 2:

Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


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:

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.

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

How to Walk a Dog

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

Qtr. 2 - Week 3:

Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


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:

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.

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

How to Make a PB&J

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

Qtr. 2 - Week 4:

Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


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:

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.

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

How to Get Ready for School

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

Qtr. 2 - Week 5:

Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


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:

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.

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

How to Babysit a Puppy

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

Qtr. 2 - Week 6:

Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


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:

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.

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

My Day at School

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

Qtr. 2 - Week 7:

Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


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:

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.

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

A Day of Making Cookies

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

Qtr. 2 - Week 8:

Session 1: Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

 

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

Assign Writing - Happy Holidays Greeting

OR:

Assign Writing - "My Play Date"

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.

Happy Holidays Mom and Dad My Play Date

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.

Qtr. 2 - Week 9:

Session 1: Practice

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

Assign Typing Practice: Assign 20-30 minutes. More Typing Practice Here:

Typing Stage Four Typing Stage Five Typing Stage Six Typing Stage Seven

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities after typing.


Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

Assign Writing - One Stormy Day - Narrative

OR:

Assign Writing - The Day I Lost My Tooth - Narrative

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.

One Stormy Day The Day I Lost My Tooth

Need More? 27 More Word Processing Activities for Kinders and First Graders

Alternate: Word Processing- Create your own sentences for students to write using First Grade Dolch Sight Words.

Assign Enrichment - Students work on enrichment activities when finished.


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