Spot Check: Sentences

Why It Works

In Spot Check: Sentences, students are assessed on using both hands to type individual sentences. This Spot Check measures student accuracy with punctuation and use of the space bar. Students speed is measured in Words Per Minute (WPM) and accuracy is measured by the percentage of correct keys hit.

How It Works

  1. Type each row of sentences as fast and accurately as possible.
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Face Flip

Why It Works

  • Builds sentence typing fluency
  • Practices proper capitalization and punctuation
  • Engages students with interesting topics
  • Increases cross-curricular, content knowledge
  • Enhances vocabulary skills
  • Includes fun facts about famous people

How It Works

  1. Type the sentence about a famous person.
  2. Repeat for each card about a famous person.
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Type to See

Why It Works

  • Engages students with interesting historical figures
  • Includes engaging illustrations
  • Apply sentence typing skills
  • Discover fun facts about famous people
  • Expands fluency using capitals, punctuation, and action keys
  • Increases cross-curricular, content knowledge
  • Makes connections between vocabulary and images

How It Works

  1. Type the sentence.
  2. Repeat until the historical figure is revealed.
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Write About It

Why It Works

  • Develops fluency with typing paragraphs
  • Exposes students to a variety of fun topics
  • Expands fluency using capitals, punctuation, and action keys
  • Increases cross-curricular, content knowledge
  • Builds vocabulary knowledge

How It Works

  1. Type each paragraph.
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Sounds the Same

Why It Works

  • Practices word, sentence, and paragraph typing skills
  • Expands fluency using capitals, punctuation, and action keys
  • Increases cross-curricular, content knowledge
  • Builds understanding of homonyms
  • Makes connections between vocabulary and images

How It Works

  1. Type the first word and corresponding short paragraph.
  2. Type the second word and corresponding short paragraph.
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Spot Check: Letters

Why It Works

In Spot Check: Letters, individual letter fluency is evaluated by having students hold down a target key with one hand while typing with the other hand. Student speed is measured in Keys Per Minute (KPM) and accuracy is measured by the percentage of correct keys hit.

How It Works

  1. Click and hold the target with a finger on the left or right hand.
  2. At the same time, type the letters on the screen as fast and accurately as possible.
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Spot Check: Paragraph

Why It Works

In Spot Check: Paragraph, students are assessed on using both hands to type a grade-level appropriate paragraph. This Spot Check also measures student accuracy with punctuation and use of the space bar. Students speed is measured in Words Per Minute (WPM) and accuracy is measured by the percentage of correct keys hit.

How It Works

  1. Type each paragraph as fast and accurately as possible.
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Dolch Dynamite

Making Space

The Label Maker

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