Computer Skills Curriculum
Keyboarding Lesson Plan
Title: Identify Letters and Numbers!
Other Curriculum Objectives that can be addressed by this lesson plan English
Language Arts 1.1;
Computer Skills: (Gr. K) 2.2
Competency 2.2: On a keyboard, identify letters, numbers, and other commonly-used
keys (e.g., RETURN/ENTER, space bar).
Measure 2.2.1: Color letters on a paper computer keyboard as the letters are
shown or read by the teacher.
Materials Needed: Paper keyboards, crayons/magic markers, large poster of
keyboard, floor mat or floor-painted keyboard (optional), set of large alphabet and number
Time: 6-8 minutes; 3-5 minute drills; repeat over several sessions.
Terms: Computer, Keyboard, Letter keys, Number keys
Pre-Activities: Teacher Preparation
- 1. Make or obtain paper keyboards, crayons, and set of cards.
- 2. Determine which letter and number cards will be used in each session. Suggestion:
Introduce letter cards with letters from the home row first (a, s, d, f, h, j, k, l, ;).
Three to five cards may be sufficient for one practice session.
- 1. Distribute paper keyboards and crayons/magic markers to students.
- 2. Using the large poster keyboard, show children the letters and numbers that you will
be practicing that day.
- 3. Have students touch each letter or number on their paper keyboard as you touch it on
the large poster keyboard.
- 4. Hold up letter and number cards, one at a time, for all students to see.
- 5. Have students find and color the letter or number on the paper keyboard as that card
- 6. After several cards, review by holding up the letter and number cards and having the
students point to them on the keyboard.
- 1. Use color coding to help students identify the letters and numbers, such as
"Let's color the space for the 'f' key green."
- 2. Using a floor mat or floor painted keyboard have students stand on the appropriate
letters and numbers as each is called.
Distribute additional paper keyboards to students. Call out letters for students to
identify by coloring the correct letter with specific colors. Reteach and provide
additional practice for those students experiencing difficulty.