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Typing Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Need a tried-and-true method for teaching your students about typing? Try this lesson plan featuring a video lesson packed with key points and an activity geared toward typing assessment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss the similarities and differences between handwriting and typing
  • list the skills necessary for learning to type

Length

45 minutes to 1 hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

Materials

  • Photocopies of the quiz associated with the lesson
  • Computers with keyboards
  • Stopwatch
  • A list of 200 random words

Instructions

  • Begin by asking the students to list the number of times per day that they write.
  • Now have them list the number of times per day that they type.
  • Have them share their numbers during a brief class discussion.
  • Ask students to consider the similarities and differences between writing and typing.
  • Have students share their ideas with the class before continuing.
  • Play the video lesson Developing Handwriting & Typing Skills, pausing at 1:09.
  • Review the similarities and differences between handwriting and typing discussed in the video lesson and compare them to what the students came up with through a class discussion.
  • Have students list key steps in learning handwriting now.
  • Play the video lesson and pause it at 2:43 and ask students to compare the steps they listed with those presented in the video lesson.
  • How did the class do with their handwriting steps?
  • Next have the students list the key steps in learning how to type.
  • Play the rest of the video lesson for the class now and have student follow along with the steps as they are presented.
  • How did the students do in terms of listing the steps necessary for learning how to type?
  • Pass out the quiz to the students now and ask them to work independently to complete it.

Discussion Questions

  • How many of us use handwriting more often than typing?
  • How many of us use typing more often than writing?
  • Why might these differences exist?

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