The ability to keyboard well is a big plus for our students especially with PARCC. Our elementary computer teachers provide our students with keyboarding instruction utilizing Type to Learn in our computer labs. On the middle school level, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is available to help our students hone their keyboarding skills.
How much are our students expected to be able to type? You would be very surprised to see “how much”! According to PARCC:
- GRADE 4 students should be able to type a minimum of 1 page in a testing period.
- GRADE 5 students should be able to type a minimum of 2 pages in a testing period.
- GRADE 6 students should be able to type a minimum of 3 pages in a testing period.
Please encourage your students to practice their keyboarding and mouse skills to prepare for the ELA sections of PARCC.
- Dance Mat Typing
- Power Typing
- Mouse Around
- Learning Games for Kids – Typing Challenge