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1 Copyright © Nail It Now Learn To Type In 2 Hours Grades 3 to 6 LEFT side

2 Copyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to To start, open Microsoft Word and change the font size to 20 pts. It’s exciting to see the words you type in large font Important If you look at the keys, you find the key you want, BUT you learn NOTHING!

3 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to First, we split the keyboard into two sides It’s easier to learn one side at a time OK, BUT where do we start? It’s just a lot of letters

4 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to You have FOUR fingers on your LEFT hand... and there are FOUR Home keys on the LEFT side of the keyboard, A S D F

5 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Your pinky finger types A, your ring finger types S, your middle finger types D and your pointer finger types F

6 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Place your FOUR fingers on the FOUR Home keys, A S D F Feel the “bump” on the F key. It helps you place your fingers on the Home row

7 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to To remember this sentence, THINK many Animals eat grass and, in the Snow, they would have to Dig for Food TYPE A S D F and SAY ALOUD Animals in the Snow Dig for Food Do this 10 times

8 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Place your fingers on the Home keys TYPE add as dad fad sad Between words, press the space bar with your RIGHT thumb Now, you TYPE five WORDS, WITHOUT looking at the keyboard

9 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to So, how do you type G? BUT wait, there’s another letter in the middle row and you don’t have any more fingers on your LEFT hand

10 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Place your fingers on the Home keys TYPE A S D F G and SAY ALOUD Animals in the Snow Dig for Food like Grass Do this 10 times Your Food finger does DOUBLE the work and moves over to G

11 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Place your fingers on the Home keys TYPE gag gas sag Now, you TYPE three words, WITHOUT looking at the keyboard

12 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Well done! You have learned the LEFT side Home row and G OK, BUT how do you type the top and bottom row letters?

13 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Your FOUR Home key fingers move UP to the top row and DOWN to the bottom row OK, BUT what finger moves UP to Q and DOWN to Z and does it move in a straight line?

14 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Your Animals finger moves UP LEFT to Q and DOWN RIGHT to Z Place your fingers on the Home keys Feel your way slowly UP to Q, back to the Home keys and DOWN to Z

15 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to You are going to TYPE A Q Z. To remember A Q Z, you SAY ALOUD Animals Quick Zoo... and THINK: The Animals have escaped, Quick, get them back to the Zoo

16 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Animals Quick Zoo Place your fingers on the Home keys TYPE A Q Z and SAY ALOUD Animals Quick Zoo Do this 10 times

17 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to You are going to TYPE S W X and SAY ALOUD Snow White X... and THINK: In the Snow, if you draw a White X, you won’t see it

18 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Snow White X Place your fingers on the Home keys TYPE S W X and SAY ALOUD Snow White X Do this 10 times

19 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to You are going to TYPE D E C and SAY ALOUD Dig Easter Chocolate... and THINK: Children Dig in the garden for Easter Chocolate

20 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Dig Easter Chocolate Place your fingers on the Home keys TYPE D E C and SAY ALOUD Dig Easter Chocolate Do this 10 times

21 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to You are going to TYPE F R V and SAY ALOUD Food Raw Vegetables... and THINK: Do you like eating Food like Raw Vegetables?

22 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Food Raw Vegetables Place your fingers on the Home keys TYPE F R V and SAY ALOUD Food Raw Vegetables Do this 10 times

23 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to So, how do you type T and B? BUT wait, there are two more letters and you don’t have any more fingers on your LEFT hand

24 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Your Food finger does DOUBLE the work BUT wait! This time, your Food finger doesn’t move UP LEFT and DOWN RIGHT

25 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to It moves UP RIGHT to T and DOWN BIG RIGHT to B This is the hard Food finger move, you have to s-t-r-e-t-c-h To remember you move: a)RIGHT to both keys, it’s the opposite to the LEFT side b) DOWN BIG RIGHT to B, BIG starts with B

26 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to You are going to TYPE F T B and SAY ALOUD Food Teddy Biscuits... and THINK: This is the hard Food finger move, so a reward of Teddy Biscuits would be nice

27 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Food Teddy Biscuits Place your fingers on the Home keys TYPE F T B and SAY ALOUD Food Teddy Biscuits Do this 10 times

28 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Well done! You have learned ALL the LEFT side keys and correct finger use

29 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to Now, you TYPE the LEFT side CONFIDENCE-builder exercises... and you type words (NOT random letters) The words* are arranged in word patterns with regularly repeated letters to assist familiarity, eg: bee, beef, beer, beet You will be amazed at how quickly you remember the keys! * Curriculum words can be included

30 LEFT sideCopyright © Nail It Now Grades 3 to When you feel confident of the LEFT side keys, it takes another 35 minutes to learn the RIGHT side The sooner you “do” the RIGHT side, the sooner you can start using your daily “real” computer work to practice Before too long, you will be typing automatically without looking at the keyboard


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