Students goals are:

1) Eyes on the screen, not your hands.

2) Get 5 stars on every level.  

3) Advance at least one level per class.

4) Sit up straight!

Students need consistent keyboarding instruction in order to update and maintain literacy skills.   Students need daily instruction and time to practice keyboarding as it is both a physical and academic skill. Not all students will master this skill at the same rate.   Most students could be done with keyboarding by 5th or 6th grade.   Why do  still need keyboarding skills?   In the classroom, proper instruction increases our student's ability to quickly share their ideas.  

Kindergarten and First Expectations


        Know correct keyboarding technique

        Right and left hand identification

        Letter and number identification on keyboard

        1st Grade

        Know correct keyboarding technique

        Understand location of home row keys and finger placement

        Demonstrate correct use of right and left hands

        Learn correct body and hand positions

        Identify letters and numbers on the keyboard

Second Grade Expectations

        Know correct keyboarding technique

        Master home row keys

        Understand movement of fingers on the keyboard

        Identify location of letters on upper and lower rows of the keyboard

       Show correct body and hand positions

Third Grade Expectations

        Know correct keyboarding technique

        Show correct body and finger positions

        Learn alphabetic keys by touch through Keyboard Chatter curriculum

        Keep eyes on copy

        Use correct reaches from homerow keys

        Key accurately from dictation and printed copy

        Demonstrate correct fingering of period, comma and qustion mark

        Demonstrate correct use of space bar, enter key, shift key and tab

        Demonstrate required speed and accuracy

        Demonstrate correct keyboarding technique through use of timed writtings.

        Achieve minimum competency of 15 wpm speed at 95% accuracy on a one minute timing

Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade  Expectations

       Know correct keyboarding technique

       Show correct body and finger positions

       Demonstrate correct keyboarding technique.

       Review keys with teacher-directed keyboarding program (TTL4)

       Compose at the keyboard

       Demonstrate required speed and accuracy

       4th Grade:   15 wpm speed at 85% accuracy     

       5th Grade:  20 wpm speed at 85% accuracy 

       6th Grade:  20 wpm speed at 90% accuracy

       7th Grade:  20 wpm speed at 90% accuracy 

       8th Grade:  25 wpm speed at 90% accuracy

Keyboarding and Writing Curriculum:   PDF FILE

ISTE Curriculum that supports teaching Keyboarding

2. Communication and Collaboration
2.b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
3. Research and Information Fluency
3.b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
3.d. Process data and report results.
5. Digital Citizenship
5.a. Advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of information and technology.
5.b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning and productivity.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
6.a. Understand and use technology systems.
Common Core Curriculum which supports Keyboarding:
3-8 Typing Lesson Plan Danielson Model