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First Grade Computer Lesson Plans - Qtr. 4

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

First Grade Qtr. 4 technology lessons emphasize a strong focus on typing and word processing throughout the year.

In Qtr. 4, first graders continue developing keyboard skills. Students will practice typing home row keys, all previous lesson keys, as well as adding new keys. Students will practice introductory online research by learning to find appropriate images to illustrate their word processing documents. Students will also strengthen their word processing skills with assignments that include learning how to add, delete, resize, and position multiple images in typed documents. These skills are foundational for creating multimedia presentations going forward.

Recommendations:

  • Typing Lessons: Focus on typing accuracy, proper finger placement, 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 first graders aim for typing about 5 words per minute on average.
  • 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.
  • 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. Adjust the activity selections according to your own needs.

First Grade Technology Lesson Schedule:

Fourth Quarter - March/April ~ May/June

First Grade Computer Lessons Qtr. 4

Main Topics Covered: Typing, Image Search, + Word Processing (writing and illustrating ideas)

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

9 Sessions = (Finding and using appropriate online images to illustrate written ideas)

Prerequisites: Typing program, internet access, word processor.

Week 1 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 1 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

Week 2 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 2 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

Week 3 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 3 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

  • Assign Writing: "5 Birds I Like" Students write about 5 birds they like and add one picture for each bird.
  • Alternate Writing Assignment: Sentence Stretching
  • Students use the graphic organizer to expand a short sentence by adding information about who, what , when, where, and why.

    5 Snacks I Like Sentence Stretcher
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 4 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 4 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

  • Assign Writing: "5 Toys I Like" Students write about 5 toys they like and add one picture for each toy.
  • Alternate Writing Assignment: Sentence Stretching
  • Students use the graphic organizer to expand a short sentence by adding information about who, what , when, where, and why.

    5 Insects of Summer Sentence Stretcher
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 5 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 5 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

  • Assign Writing: "5 Insects of Summer" Students write about 5 insects of summer and add one picture for each insect.
  • Alternate Writing Assignment: Sentence Stretching
  • Students use the graphic organizer to expand a short sentence by adding information about who, what , when, where, and why.

    5 Insects of Summer Sentence Stretcher
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 6 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 6 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

  • Assign Writing: "5 Awesome Reptiles" Students write about 5 awesome reptiles and add one picture for each reptile.
  • Alternate Writing Assignment: Sentence Stretching
  • Students use the graphic organizer to expand a short sentence by adding information about who, what , when, where, and why.

    5 Awesome Reptiles Sentence Stretcher
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 7 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 7 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

  • Assign Writing: "5 Vegetables I Eat" Students write about five vegetables they eat and add one picture for each vegetable.
  • Alternate Writing Assignment: Sentence Stretching
  • Students use the graphic organizer to expand a short sentence by adding information about who, what , when, where, and why.

    5 Vegetables I Eat Sentence Stretcher
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 8 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 8 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

  • Assign Writing: "5 Amazing Sea Creatures" Students write about 5 amazing sea creatures and add one picture for each creature.
  • Assign Writing: "Way of the Ant" Each student uses their own name in the story. Students search for context appropriate clipart to insert into their sentences.
  • Alternate Writing Assignment: Sentence Stretching
  • Students use the graphic organizer to expand a short sentence by adding information about who, what , when, where, and why.

    5 Amazing Sea Creatures Sentence Stretcher
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Week 9 - Qtr. 4:


Session 1: Typing Practice

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

Week 9 - Qtr. 4:


Session 2:

Demo Online Image Search - Demonstrate how to search for images online. Demonstrate how to copy and then paste the image into a word processor. Demo how to move and resize images. Demo how to wrap text around images.

  • Assign Writing: "5 Dogs I Like" Students write about 5 dogs they like and add one picture for each dog.
  • Alternate Writing Assignment: Sentence Stretching Students use the graphic organizer to expand a short sentence by adding information about who, what , when, where, and why.
  • Assign Writing: "Hare and Tortoise" Each student uses their own name in the story. Students search for context appropriate clipart to insert into their sentences.
  • 5 Dogs I Like Sentence Stretcher
  • Assign Enrichment - Students work on these enrichment activities when finished.