K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

First Grade Computer Lesson Plans - Qtr. 1

Students Develop Touch Typing and Word Processing Skills

First Grade Qtr.1 technology lessons emphasize a strong focus on typing and word processing.

First graders will practice typing using proper home row technique.

First graders will also develop and improve their word processing skills. They will write short sentences, using proper spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and word spacing.

Students will illustrate their text with shapes, clipart, or images if possible. They will learn to position and size those objects with their text. Students may learn to print / save their documents.

Recommendations:

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.

Word Processing: 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, 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.

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:


First Quarter - August ~ October

First Grade Computer Lessons Qtr. 1

Main Topics Covered: Homerow Typing Stage One + Word Processing (text and clipart)

9 Sessions = ( Typing the home row, G and H)

5 Sessions = ( Word Processing - informative and opinion texts - writing simple sentences and adding illustrations)

Prerequisites: Internet access, word processor.


Qtr. 1 - Week 1:

Session 1 & 2:

Do Introductions - Introduction to the computer lab teacher, discuss what we will do in the lab. Spend time getting to know the students.

Explain Computer Lab Rules - Discuss the rules of the computer lab,  talk about how to sit in the chairs, raising hand to go to the bathroom, taking a buddy with you to the bathroom, washing hands before returning from bathroom.

Discuss keeping hands to oneself, no running in the lab, keeping fingers out of mouth and nose. Following the same rules as in the regular classroom .

Computer Lab Rules

Review Computer Parts Names - Briefly review the names of the main computer parts such as monitor, keyboard, mouse, CPU and others as necessary.

Download Printable Version:

can-you-name-these-basic-computer-parts.pdf

Can You Name These Basic Computer Parts?

Review of Typing Stage 1: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing stage one, level one ( ASDF,JKL; and G, H ). Review the homerow and proper finger technique.

Download: proper-keyboard-finger-placement-on-the-keyboard.pdf

Proper Keyboard Finger Placement

1) Assign Typing Practice -

Students review typing skills from Kindergarten using one or more of the following: Keyboard Zoo, Type Rocket Jr., Keyboard Climber 2.

Students type about 20-25 minutes.

Keyboard Zoo Typing Rocket Keyboard Climber

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Mouse Practice Bees and Honey Mouse Practice Connect the Dots - Mouse Practice Word Bingo


Qtr. 1 - Week 2:

Session 1 and 2: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

1) Students: Do these TWO Typing Lessons:

Typing Level One Typing Level 2

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Mouse Practice Bees and Honey Number Bingo


Qtr. 1 - Week 3:

Session 1 and 2: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

1) Students: Do these THREE Typing Lessons:

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

It's Fun to Read Spelling Practice Marble Math Balloon Pop


Qtr. 1 - Week 4:

Session 1 and 2: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Numerical Order Learning Coins Alphabet Match It's Fun to Read


Qtr. 1 - Week 5:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Kitten Hop Sight Words Letter Matching Numerical Order Number Race

Qtr. 1 - Week 5:

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) Choose a 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 - what-can-birds-do-CC-informative.docx

Download - i-have-some-new-friends-CC-narrative.docx

What Can Birds Do? I Have Some New Friends

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.

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Kitten Hop Sight Words Number Race Counting Fish Make a Word - Silent E


Qtr. 1 - Week 6:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Kitten Hop Sight Words Letter Matching Numerical Order Number Race


Qtr. 1 - Week 6:

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) Choose a 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-do-cats-grow-CC-informative.docx

Download - where-do-birds-live-CC-informative.docx

How do cats grow? Where do Birds Live?

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.

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Kitten Hop Sight Words Letter Matching Numerical Order Number Race


Qtr. 1 - Week 7:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Numerical Order Number Race Counting Fish Spelling Practice


Qtr. 1 - Week 7:

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) Choose a 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 - what-can-i-be-CC-opinion.docx

Download - what-do-frogs-eat-CC-informative.docx

What Can I Be? What do Frogs Eat?

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.

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Word Bingo First Grade - I'm Reading! Alphabet Match Number Bingo


Qtr. 1 - Week 8:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Numerical Order Number Race Counting Fish Spelling Practice


Qtr. 1 - Week 8:

Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

1) Choose a 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 - dogs-are-great-pets-CC-opinion.docx

Download - i-like-scooters-the-best-CC-opinion.docx

Dogs are Great Pets I Like Scooters the Best!

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.

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Learn to Tell Time Marble Math Money Bingo Kitten Hop Sight Words


Qtr. 1 - Week 9:

Session 1: Typing and Enrichment

Assign Typing Practice - Assign 20-30 minutes or until done.

All Typing Practice Lessons available HERE

1) Students: Do any THREE of these Typing Lessons:

Typing Level One Typing Level 2 Typing Level 3 Typing Level 4

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities after typing.

Number Race Balloon Pop Subtraction Number Bingo Kitten Hop


Qtr. 1 - Week 9:

Session 2: Word Processing and Enrichment

1) Choose a 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 - school-is-fun-CC-opinion.docx

Download - kids-can-save-water-CC-informative.docx

School is Fun It's Easy for Kids to Save Water

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.

2) Enrichment - Work on these enrichment activities when finished.

Fuzz Bugs Graphing Money Bingo Kitten Hop Sight Words Bubble Skip Counting


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