Keyboarding Lessons

Keyboarding Lessons

 

Complete and/or type and print the following assignments.

 

Course Introduction

Lesson

o 1.  Read the Computer Lab Rules handout and sign your name at the bottom

o 2.  Have your parent/guardian read and sign the Lamberton Middle School Newsletter for your grade

 

Computer Care

Lesson

o 3.  Read and study the Computer Care notes and be prepared for a quiz when you return to class

 

Alphabetic Keyboarding

Lesson

o 4.  Home Row Keys – type one full row of each of the following reaches

asdf(space)jkl;              ;lkj(space)fdsa              a;(space)sl(space)dk(space)fj

 

o 5.  Letter H – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            jhj        has       had       slash     dash

 

o 6.  Letter E – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            ded      he         she       shed     leak

 

o 7.  Letter I – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            kik       is          kid       his        hail

 

o 8.  Letter R – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            frf         are       her       dark     hear

 

o 9.  Letter O – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            lol         old       oak      for        door

 

o 10.  Letter T – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            ftf         the        tie         lift         kite

 

o 11.  Letter N – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            jnj        and       find       hand     line

 

o 12.  Letter G – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            fgf        fog       golf       logs      good

o 13.  Left Shift Key – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            (Left Shift)Ja                 Hal                   Jake                 Jane                 Lisa

 

o 14.  Period Key – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            l.l          hr.        i.e.        ft.         rd.

 

o 15.  You will need to make up a one-minute timing test when you return to school.

 

o 16.  Letter U – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            juj        jug        due       fur        just

 

o 17.  Letter C – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            dcd      cod      can       code     dock

 

o 18.  Letter W – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            sws      wow     how      now      slow

o 19.  Right Shift Key – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            (Right Shift)A;  Ron                  Tina                  Dan                  Walt

 

o 20.  Letter B – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            fbf        big        fib        but       bid

 

o 21.  Letter Y – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            jyj        day       yes       say       eye

 

o 22.  B and Y Reaches – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            bay       buy       bye       baby     boy

 

o 23.  Letter M – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            jmj       jam       ham      men      many

 

o 24.  Letter X – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            sxs       fox       mix       axis      exam

 

o 25.  Letter P – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            ;p;        pen       pay       plan      keep

 

o 26.  Letter V – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            fvf        have     pave     view     live

 

o 27.  Letter Q – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            aqa       quit       quiet     quite     squid

 

o 28.  The Comma – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            k,k                   blue,                 green,               brown,             yellow,

 

o 29.  Letter Z – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            aza       zip        zap       zoo       maze

 

o 30.  The Colon – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            ;(Left Shift):;                 To:                   From:               Date:                Subject:

o 31.  CAPS Lock – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            join (CAPS)FBLA

 

o 32.  The Question Mark – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            ;(Left Shift)?;                Who?               What?              Where?            When?

 

o 33.  The Tab Key – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            (tab)big(tab)dog

 

Please type the following paragraphs three times each.

 

            Be quick to excel in form and speed.  If you do, you can move back a word or two and watch the errors fall away.  Keep this in mind as you work.

            You might be amazed how your speed will grow if you first push for speed and then level off to take control at just the right speed.  Try it now.

 

o 34.  You will need to make up a one-minute timing test when you return to school.

 

Alphanumeric Keyboarding

Lesson

o 35.  The Numbers 8 1 9 4 0 – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            k8k      a1a       l9l         f4f        ;0;

 

o 36.  The Numbers 5 7 3 6 2 – type one full row of each of the following reaches

            f5f        j7j        d3d      j6j        s2s

 

Symbols

Lesson

o 37.  Forward Slash, Dollar Sign, Percent Sign, Hyphen, Number/Pound Sign, Ampersand, Asterisk

 

/ $ % - # & * - type one full row of each of the following reaches

           

;/;         f(Right Shift)$f  f(Right Shift)%f ;-;         d(Right Shift)#d            j(Left Shift)&j

           

            k(Left Shift)*k

 

o 38.  Type the following lines three times each.

           

            We sent 5 boxes of No. 6 3/4 envelopes at $11/box on June 2.

            These 3-part forms -- minus a 10% discount -- cost $75/thousand.

            Letters joined by & are keyed solid:  List Stock #3 as C&NW.

            *Note:  Book titles are often underlined.

 

 

 

o 39.  Parentheses, Apostrophe, Quotation Marks, Exclamation Point

 

( ) ‘ “” ! – type one full row of each of the following reaches

 

l(Left Shift)(l                 ;(Left Shift));                 ;’;                     ;(Left Shift)”;                a(Right Shift)!a

 

o 40.  Type the following lines three times each - *Space two times after the Exclamation Point !

 

            Waltz (the plaintiff) and Smith (the defendant) are in court.

            “If it’s Jan’s or Al’s,” she said, “I’ll bring it to class.”

            Too bad!  Not now!  Listen to the siren!  I won the contest!

 

Punctuation Spacing, Number Expressions, and Capitalization Rules

Lesson

o 41.  Read the Rules for Punctuation Spacing and Number Expressions handout

o 42.  Complete the Punctuation Spacing and Number Expressions homework assignment for your grade

o 43.  Read the Capitalization Guidelines handout

o 44.  Complete the Capitalization homework assignment for your grade

 

Proofreading

Lesson

o 45.  Use the Proofreader’s Marks handout and complete Proofreading Assignment 1 homework assignment for your grade

o 46.  Use the Proofreader’s Marks handout and complete Proofreading Assignment 2 homework assignment for your grade

o 47.  Use the Proofreader’s Marks handout and complete Proofreading Assignment 3 homework assignment for your grade

o 48.  Use the Proofreader’s Marks handout and complete Proofreading Assignment 4 homework assignment for your grade

o 49.  Be prepared to take a Proofreading Quiz when you return to school

 

o 50. *You will need make up a two-minute timing test when you return to school.

 

Numeric Keypad

 

The Numeric Keypad is the set of numbers located on the right side of the keyboard.  To be able to use the Numeric Keypad, make sure the Num Lock key is turned on.  It is a right-hand operation.  The Home Keys are 4 5 6 0 and Enter (Index finger-4, Middle finger-5, Ring finger-6, Thumb-0, and Pinky finger-Enter Key).

 

Lesson

o 51.  Type each of the following sets of numbers 10 times each.

 

4560Enter        0654Enter        44556600Enter        405060Enter        400500600Enter

 

45                    64                    56                            406                      650

 

o 52.  Type each of the following sets of numbers 10 times each.

 

4560Enter        474        585        696        470        580        690        475        486        459

 

579        487        469        770        880        990        958        758        675        987        789

 

o 53.  Type each of the following sets of numbers 10 times each.

 

4758690Enter    414        525        363        3.6        100        200        300        417        528

 

639        75.38        56.87        129.90        579.12        586.43        357.19        259.78       

 

 

Text Editing

Lesson

o 54.  Type the following report and perform the text editing features on the Text Editing handout

 

Traveling

 

            Travel to nearby or distant locations are a way to broaden your travel experiences.  Whether your travel is for business or pleasure, you need to make arrangements for places to stay, modes of travel, and any special events.

            Your visit may include national and state parks.  The first national park was begun more than a century ago.  Since then, many parks have been established in all parts of the country.  Various parks feature mines, rocks, seashore, or trees.

            If you have seen many of the parks, perhaps you will want to try a cruise.  This floating hotel includes rooms, entertainment, meals, and even classes.  One price is charged for the cruise.  Some are for three or four days while others may take a year.

            Flying is a popular mode of travel.  It is a quick way to reach your destination, and many flights are nonstop from one city to another.  The added bonus of air travel is earning points toward free flights.  The points are based on the number of miles one flies with each airline.

            Once you reach your destination, you may wish to get information on the sights in the area.  Many cities have a visitor’s guide which lists places of interest, historic, tours, museums, zoos, and special events.  Some guides include places to dine as well as useful phone numbers.  Enjoy a wonderful visit!

Proofreader's Marks Handout