Worksheet Activity •••
This introductory keyboarding worksheet helps to familiarize students with the location of the letters of their name by asking them to circle each letter of their name in a specific rainbow pattern of colors. There is a completed worksheet included, which can be used as a sample. The worksheet can be used by itself, or as part of the KeyboardLand system. It was designed to help students master the Common Core writing standards and prepare them for success on computer based assessments like PARCC and Smarter Balanced. Like so many schools, our school no longer has enough time in the school week for direct keyboarding instruction, so I was worried that my students would get distracted during computerized writing assessments because many of them had a tendency to take a long time hunting-and-pecking for the keyboard letters—instead of being able to focus on the content of their writing. I created a series of mnemonic mini-lessons and worksheets to help my students learn the keyboard as quickly as possible and start getting used to touch typing through muscle memory.