This curriculum is appropriate for younger typers, especially those Kindergarten through second grade. It incorporates a cartoonish theme and narratively driven lessons to teach students the basics of how to use an external mouse, along with the home row, top row, and bottom row of the keyboard.

This is the default curriculum to learn typing for students associated with the grades kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd. It can be manually assigned to any student grades 3rd-12th. 

To get started, students click on the red flashing Start button and then follow the verbal and written instructions. 

Scope and Sequence

Best practice is for students to type 10-15-minutes per day at least 3-5 days per week. Shorter more frequent sessions are better than longer less frequent lessons. Working per recommendations, it should take approximately 10-hours for a student to complete the base curriculum. 

Each flag includes a Learn to Type tutorial, which explains the new concepts or keys with an interactive narrative. Flag 2-15 also includes one or more practice lessons which reinforces the keys learned in the Learn to Type lesson. 

Flags 0 teaches the mouse, Flag 1 Ergonomics, Flags 2-6 the home row, Flags 7-11 the top row, and Flags 12-15 the bottom row. 

What's after Flag 15?

The youngest students receive a great introduction to the keyboard by climbing the mountain. If you have students ready to continue on to more challenging lessons (Unit 4 - shift key and beyond) you can have them do so by using the Practice tab. 

This tab will display the lessons in a grid format and the student completes a lesson by clicking on it. Each lesson is in the Practice Lesson format, and there are no Learn to Type tutorials for them. 

The Learn to Type tab is a repository of every tutorial from the flags in the Climb tab. Students could go here to easily select a tutorial to practice. 

Games will become available as well. Students who've practiced through Climb will be able to put their skills to the test!

Flag Details

Flag 0 - Mouse

Learn to Type 

  • Mouse - learn to use an external mouse

Flag 1 - Ergonomics

Learn to Type 

  • Key Skills - proper ergonomics for typing

Flag 2 - Home Row

Learn to Type

  • Lab Coat - fj keys & space

Practice 

  • fj keys & space

Flag 3 - Home Row

Learn to Type

  • Lab Coat - dk keys

Practice

  • dk keys

Flag 4 - Home Row

Learn to Type

  • Lab Coat - sl keys

Practice

  • sl keys

Flag 5 - Home Row

Learn to Type

  • Lab Coat - a; keys

Practice

  • a; keys
  • Home Row Rev I
  • Home Row Rev II

Flag 6 - Home Row

Learn to Type

  • Lab Coat - gh keys

Practice

  • gh keys
  • Word Families
  • Word Play
  • Unit Assessment

Flag 7 - Top Row

Learn to Type

  • Pizza Cutter - ur keys

Practice

  • ur keys

Flag 8 - Top Row

Learn to Type

  • Yeti - ie keys

Practice

  • ie keys

Flag 9 - Top Row

Learn to Type

  • Cargo Load - ow keys

Practice

  • ow keys
  • Top Row Review II

Flag 10 - Top Row

Learn to Type

  • Trash Day - pq keys

Practice

  • pq keys

Flag 11 - Top Row

Learn to Type

  • Sharks - TY keys

Practice

  • ty keys
  • Top Row Review III
  • Word Families II
  • Unit Assessment

Flag 12 - Bottom Row

Learn to Type

  • Fluffy - bn keys

Practice

  • bn key
  • sBottom Row Review I

Flag 13 - Bottom Row

Learn to Type

  • Greenhouse - mc keys

Practice

  • mc keys

Flag 14 - Bottom Row

Learn to Type

  • Minion Roller - v. keys

Practice

  • v. key
  • sBottom Row Review II

Flag 15 - Bottom Row

Learn to Type

  • Racing - zx keys

Practice

  • zx keys
  • Bottom Row Review III
  • Word Families
  • Word Play
  • Unit Assessment

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