Keyboarding- Typing- Dictation Drills
This is a 18 page document that contains 20 dictation drills that cover all the letters, numbers, symbols, etc. on the computer keyboard. Each dictation drill contains an objective, what fingers to use for each key, where the keys are located, what the keys are used for if applicable (symbol/punctuation keys), and then lines of text to dictate to the students. This document is for teachers to use. At the end of the document there is an evaluation sheet that can be used to grade the students.
Dictation Drills are a great way for students to master key location. They can focus on their fingers and learn the new keys correctly from you instead of trying to follow along in a book or handout when learning the keys for the first time. You can use these dictation drills to introduce new keys.
These dictation drills correspond perfectly with the South Western 21 Century Typing textbooks. If your typing lessons don't match the key order in this document you can customize it yourself by copying/pasting, etc. Below is the order of the dictations and keys learned for each dictation drill:
Dictation 1- Home Keys (FDSA JKL;)
Dictation 2- New Keys: H and E
Dictation 3- New Keys: I and R
Dictation 4- New Keys: O and T
Dictation 5- New Keys: N and G
Dictation 6- New Keys: Left Shift and Period (.)
Dictation 7- New Keys: U and C
Dictation 8- New Keys: W and Right Shift
Dictation 9- New Keys: B and Y
Dictation 10- New Keys: M and X
Dictation 11- New Keys: P and V
Dictation 12- New Keys: Q and Comma (,)
Dictation 13- New Keys: Z and Colon (:)
Dictation 14- New Keys: Caps Lock and Question Mark (?)
Dictation 15- Tab Key
Dictation 16- New Keys: 8, 1, 9, and 4
Dictation 17- New Keys: 0, 5, 7, 3, 6, and 2
Dictation 18- New Keys: /, $, %, –, <, and >
Dictation 19- New Keys: #, &, (, ), !, and @
Dictation 20- New Keys: ’, “, _, *, ^, +, and =
You can see a preview of a few dictations if you click on the preview link.
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