The Really Cool Keyboarding Guide

for Students at Timnath Elementary School

Watch the alphabet typed above, then let's get started!


Home Row

Fingers are placed on Home Row as shown below:

Each finger has a place to rest on the keyboard. This is the Home Row position.

Remember, the G and H are showing, like your two front teeth!

 


Name the Fingers

Each finger has a name. Name fingers with Left and Right to show which hand to use. For example, Left Pinky, Right Ring, etc.


Finger Assignments

Each finger has a set of letters it needs to reach for.


Spacebar

The Thumbs are the only fingers that can touch the spacebar. Use only one space between words and after commas and periods.


Return

Use the Right Pinky to reach and touch Return or Enter. Try to keep your Pointer Finger fixed on the J key. The other fingers can spread out to help reach.


Delete

Use the Right Pinky to reach and touch Delete or Backspace Key. Try to keep your pointer finger fixed on the J key. The other fingers can spread out to help reach.

 

 

 

 


The Alphabet

Review each letter and memorize the correct finger position.

Try practicing each letter by clicking in the text box found in the top left corner

of the table. If you want, you can check off each line on the right as you go.

A a

Left Pinky

Type the following:

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

a aa aaa aaaa

a aa aaa aaaa

 

 


B b

Left Pointer

Type the following:

bbb bbb bbb bbb bbb

b bb bbb bbbb

aaa bbb aaa bbb

bab bab bab aba aba aba

 

 


C c

Left Middle

Type the following:

ccc ccc ccc ccc

c cc ccc cccc

aaa bbb ccc bbb ccc

ca ca cab cab cab

ac ac bac bac bac

 

 


D d

Left Middle

Type the following:

ddd ddd ddd ddd

d dd ddd dddd

aaa bbb ccc ddd

da da dac dac dac

ad ad add cad cad

da dad dad dada

 

 


E e

Left Middle

Type the following:

eee eee eee eee eee

e ee eee eeee e ee

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee

cde cde cde cde cde

edc edc edc edc edc

abcde abcde abcde abcde

ed ed edd ded de dec ced

be be bed bed bead beaded

 

 


F f

Left Pointer

Type the following:

fff fff fff fff fff

f ff fff ffff f ff

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff

fa fa fab fab fac fac

fad fad daf daf deaf deaf

fe fe fed fed feed feed

abcdef abcdef abcdef

be be bee bee beef beef beef

de de def deaf deaf f b f b f b

 

 


G g

Left Pointer

Type the following:

ggg ggg ggg ggg

g gg ggg gggg g gg

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg

abcdefg abcdefg abcdefg

ga ga gab gab gad gad

ge ge geeb cage cage bag bag

abcdefg abcdefg abcdefg

de deg deg deag deag

da da dag dag gad gad f g f g f g

 

 


H h

Right Pointer

Type the following:

hhh hhh hhh hhh

h hh hhh hhhh h hh

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff

ggg hhh ggg hhh ggg hhh

abcdefgh abcdefgh abcdefgh

ha ha had had he he head head

ch ch ch each each each cheach

be be bea each each beach beach

ch ch cha cha chad chad chec chech

 

 


I i

Right Middle

Type the following:

Use the left shift key with your left Pinky Finger to Capitalize I.

iii iii iii iii iii

i ii iii iiii i ii iii

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff

ggg hhh iii hhh iii hhh iii

abcdefghi abcdefghi abcdefghi

ic ic ice ice ice id id idea idea

hi hi high high hid hid bid bid

bi bid bid big big dig dig

if if if id id id idea idea idea

If I had a beach ice bag

 

 


J j

Right Pointer

Type the following:

jjj jjj jjj jjj jjj

j jj jjj jjjj j jj

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff

ggg hhh iii jjj iii jjj hhh jjj

abcdefghij abcdefghij abcdefghij

ja ja ja jac jac jac jad jad jad

ji ji jif jif jif jig jig jig jid jid jid

ji ji jib jib jib jid jid jid

jfj jfj jfj jfj jhj jhj fgf fgf

hhh jjj ggg hhh jjj hhh iii jjj

 

 


K k

Right Middle

Type the following:

kkk kkk kkk kkk

k kk kkk kkkk k kk

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff

ggg hhh iii jjj kkk jjj kkk

abcdefghijk abcdefghijk abcdefghijk

ja ja ja jac jac jac jack jack jack

ki ki ki kick kick kicked kicked

ck ck back back kick kick back

check check kid kid check kicked kid

ik ik ike ike bike bike hike hike

 

 


L l

Right Ring

Type the following:

lll lll lll lll lll

l ll lll llll l ll lll llll

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff

ggg hhh iii jjj kkk lll

abcdefghijkl abcdefghijkl abcdefghijkl

li li like like liked liked life life

al al all all ball ball bill bill bell dell

able able black black called held hill

fall fall fell fell feel feel field field

half half ill ill ell ell ill gill Jill Jill life

call call called called black ball

 

 


M m

Right Pointer

Type the following:

mmm mmm mmm mmm

m mm mmm mmmm

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff

ggg hhh iii jjj kkk lll mmm

abcdefghijklm abcdefghijklm

abcdefghijklm abcdefghijklm

am am mam mam ma ma mad mad

cam cam came came became became

game came became fame im mi mime

me me mi mi mid mid dim dim

a mime became a beachball

I am a mime called bad Bill

 

 


N n

Right Pointer

Type the following:

nnn nnn nnn nnn nnn

n nn nnn nnnn n nn nnn nnnn

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff

ggg hhh iii jjj kkk lll mmm nnn

abcdefghijklmn abcdefghijklmn

abcdefghijklmn abcdefghijklmn

na na nan nan nam nam name named

an an ana ana and Annie animal

be be being been begin began behind

ca ca can can change hand land ending

in kind again lin line main man mean

men mind name need find fine

I became a changed child needing a nickname like I became

 

 


O o

Right Ring

Type the following:

ooo ooo ooo ooo

o oo ooo oooo o oo

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh

iii jjj kkk lll mmm nnn ooo

abcdefghijklmno abcdefghijklmno

abcdefghijklmno abcdefghijklmno

o o of of off off oh oh old on one once

alone along among ago become became

 

bo book co cook come common cold

do dog done food good go going gone

gold hood hold home job log lo long

look cook moon boom doom noon

I looked and am hooked in an old good

book on cooking good food


P p

Right Pinky

Type the following:

ppp ppp ppp ppp

p pp ppp pppp p pp

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh

iii jjj kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp

abcdefghijklmnop abcdefghijklmnop

abcdefghijklmnop abcdefghijklmnop

ep ep deep help helped keep keeping

map map cap map pad pad page page

 

open opened people place piece peace

pa pa pad pad pod pod pop pop popped

pop popping pap pap papa papa

peak peak peek no peeking in package

I picked a peck of pickled chili pep


Q q

Left Pinky

Type the following:

qqq qqq qqq qqq qqq

q qq qqq qqqq q qq qqq qqqq

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii

jjj kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq

abcdefghijklmnopq abcdefghijklmnopq

abcdefghijklmnopq abcdefghijklmnopq

aaa qqq aaa qqq aaa qqq

qqq aaa qqq aaa qqq aaa

q p q p q p q p

I can find a Q

 

 


R r

Left Pointer

 

Type the following:

rrr rrr rrr rrr rrr

r rr rrr rrrr r rr

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr

abcdefghijklmnopqr opqr opqr

abcdefghijklmnopqr opqr opqr

ra ra ram ram ran ran rain raining

re red read reading real remember

ro ro road rock rocking room

ar are are area area air air be before

 

bring car care cdrom dark door far

fork friend form from girl here green

hard hear heard her large longer free

learn learned more morning or near

order paper problem poor program

fire floor fr fr fr American children

I can form a green girl

Reading can be learned in class

A rock in a road can be a problem for

a red car


S s

Left Ring

 

Type the following:

sss sss sss sss

s ss sss ssss s ss sss ssss

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr sss

abcdefghijklmnopqrs opqrs opqrs

abcdefghijklmnopqrs opqrs opqrs

sss lll sss lll aaa sss ddd fff jjj kkk lll

sa sa sad sas said same sch school sea

second see seen she shell shall ship side

so small some someone soon space son

across also as ask asked class close does

 

else fish is English glass has himself his

horse inside last less miss since perhaps

person possible If possible she can go

I passed second grade

Before school I shall sell pies

She is a special friend of mine

Someone small can come inside the

small space


T t

Left Pointer

 

 

 

Type the following:

ttt ttt ttt ttt

t tt ttt tttt t tt ttt tttt

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr

sss ttt

abcdefghijklmnopqrst opqrst opqrst

abcdefghijklmnopqrst opqrst opqrst

ttt fff ttt fff ggg ttt bbb ttt fff ttt bfgt

ta ta table take talk tall te te tell tell ten

th th than than that the the their them

there these thing think third this those

three ti ti time to together told too

took top tree aft aft after against all at

almost another application best better

boat boot both bottom cannot center

stop stood strong

Please end each sentence with a period.

She sat right in the center of the tree on top.

Time to go together at ten tonight.

certain complete did not different do

distance not earth eat either fact father

feet felt first foot front get got great

hot heart important instead its into

itself kept later least left letter light list

little matter might monitor most not

must Nintiendo mother nothing notice

often other part past pattern plants

point rest right fast sat set let sentence

short something stand start state still


U u

Right Pointer

 

 

uuu uuu uuu uuu

u uu uuu uuuu u uu uuu uuuu

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr

sss ttt uuu

abcdefghijklmnopqrstu opqrstu

abcdefghijklmnopqrstu opqrstu

uuu jjj uuu mmm nnn jjj uuu hhh uuu

u u us us use use up upon un under

understand until United States about all

although around beautiful because blue

brought build built but computer could

course cpu cut during four enough full

fou found ground group hour house

 

just language mouse much nu number

ou our out out put outside picture

question quit quite queen quack round

run should sound such su sun summer

sure surface th though thought through

tou tough tr true turn turned It is true

I thought it through and I think I can

take our picture outside in the sun.


V v

Left Pointer

 

vvv vvv vvv vvv

v vv vvv vvvv v vv vvv vvvv

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr

sss ttt uuu vvv

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv opqrstuv

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv opqrstuv

vvv fff vvv fff ggg vvv ttt vvv rrr vvv

ov ov ove ove over over above above

ev ev even even ever ever ve ve gave

give have leave leaves hard drive li li

 

live lived living mov move never over

river several seven themselves voice

five I lived in a house on eleventh.

I never drive over a river.

If ever I even lived over several moves, I never ever thought it this difficult.


W w

Left Ring

 

 

www www www www

w ww www wwww w ww www

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr

sss ttt uuu vvv www

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw opqrstuvw

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw opqrstuvw

sss www sss www sss www sss www

wa walk walked want warm was watch

water we weather well went were what

when where whether which who white

while whole wide wild wi will wind

winter with within without words wo

wo wor work work world would write

 

sw answer below between down draw

few follow how however grow knew

know low network Internet new now

own power saw show snow shown to

toward towards town two who

Who knows how this works.

After I saw the show it started to snow.

The snowboard was hard to learn but I know that the hard work will make it worth it in the long run.


X x

Left Ring

 

xxx xxx xxx xxx

x xx xxx xxxx x xx xxx xxxx

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr

sss ttt uuu vvv www xxx

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx qrstuvwx

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx qrstuvwx

sss xxx sss xxx www sss xxx sss xxx

xbox box example next six

One example used six boxes.

I am next in line for the xbox.

I like to visit Mexico, New Mexico and

Texas.

 

 


Y y

Right Pointer

 

yyy yyy yyy yyy

y yy yyy yyyy y yy yyy yyyy

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr

sss ttt uuu vvv www xxx yyy

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy rstuvwxy

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy rstuvwxy

yyy jjj yyy hhh yyy nnn yyy mmm yhn

ye ye year yes yet yo you you young

your you your already always any

anything away body boy by carefully

carry city county country day ly early

easy every everyone everything heavy

family finally heavy keyboard ay lay

 

ay may many memory money my my

only play probably ready really say

sky stay story study suddenly system

they tiny today try usually vary way

You can try many ways.

Who, when, what, where, why and

how are great questions for taking notes.


Z z

Left Pinky

 

zzz zzz zzz zzz

z zz zzz zzzz z zz zzz zzzz

aaa bbb ccc ddd eee fff ggg hhh iii jjj

kkk lll mmm nnn ooo ppp qqq rrr

sss ttt uuu vvv www xxx yyy zzz

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz uvwxyz

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz uvwxyz

aaa zzz aaa zzz aaa zzz qqq aaa zzz qaz

si si siz siz size size ze ze zebra zebra

zi zi zi zi zip zip zip zip zipper zipper

zo zo zoo zoo zoo

What size is the zebra costume zipper.

 

 


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