Typing Info

Keyboarding Basics

 

The keyboarding chart  is color coded to help you remember which fingers to use with each key.

The middle row of letters (A,S,D,F, J, K, L, ;) is known as the home row. When typing, our fingers begin on and always return to the home keys.

Our thumbs always rest on the spacebar.

Use your “pinky” fingers to press keys such as Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, Enter, and Backspace.

Typing Goals

3rd Grade: 8-10 words per minute

4th Grade: 10-20 words per minute

5th Grade: 20-25 words per minute

6th Grade: 25-30 words per minute

7th Grade: 35 wpm with 95% accuracy

8th Grade: 40 wpm with 95% accuracy

Common Core Keyboarding Standards

Grade 4: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

 

Grade 5: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

 

Grade 6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

 

Q: How many words per page?
A: Approximately 250 (double-spaced, Times New Roman size 12 font)

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