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Keyboarding Without Tears

Grade Levels

We teach pre-keyboarding and keyboarding by grade, beginning with the easiest typing skills first and becoming more challenging as children progress through each grade level.

Our simplified approach ensures consistency as students improve their touch typing skills from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Keys for Me: Kindergarten

Our kindergarten pre-keyboarding activities help:

  • Develop motor skills
  • Introduce keyboard and mouse functions
  • Teach left and right hands separately
  • Reinforce handwriting skills with typing practice and games

My Keying Board: Grade 1

First grade builds on pre-keyboarding lessons, including:
  • Finger dexterity
  • Drag and drop skills
  • Finger-key association
  • Typing letters and words

Key Power: Grade 2

In second grade, we introduce engaging keyboarding activities that:
  • Build typing muscle memory
  • Teach the entire keyboard
  • Encourage typing practice of common letters, words,
    and sentences

Keyboarding: Grade 3

Third graders review and master foundation keyboarding skills:

  • Learn number and function keys
  • Format and type paragraphs
  • Reinforce fine motor memory
  • Increase typing accuracy

Keyboarding Success: Grade 4

Students in fourth grade improve keyboarding skills by concentrating on:
  • Typing speed and fluency
  • Strengthening muscle memory
  • Improving skills needed for computer-based testing
  • Discovering language arts connections through touch typing

Can-Do Keyboarding: Grade 5

By the end of fifth grade, students will:

  • Master typing accuracy and speed
  • Handle standards and testing in higher grades
  • Practice writing paragraphs on interesting subjects
  • Experience typing and touch typing as an automatic
    and comfortable skill

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