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Lesson 1
LEARN THE HOME KEYS


POSTURE / SIT CORRECTLY

Sit straight with your back against the chair.

Keep feet flat on the floor, if possible.

Keep elbows relaxed at sides.

Keep wrists low.

Don't let your wrists rest on the keyboard frame.

Keep fingers curved a little.


• The fingers and the keys are color coded to show which finger   handles which key.

• The fingers always rest on the HOME keys, these are the keys shown   at the tip of each finger. The thumbs are used for the space bar.

• Each finger, with the exception of the index finger, handles three   alphabetical keys: its HOME key, the key above it and the key below   it. For instance, the left ring finger handles its home key S, the key   W (above the home key) and the key X (below the home key).   Therefore the finger always moves in between three keys, the home   key, one  key up from the home key and one key down.

• The index finger handles its home key, the key above it and the key   below V. In addition, the index finger handles the keys bordering   the wall" of the box.  For instance, the left index handles its home   key (F), the key above it (R), the key below it (V) and the keys  vbordering the ridges, T G and B.

PRACTICE THE HOME ROW KEYS


Keep your fingers curved and your hands in line with the keyboard. Don't let your wrists touch the keyboard frame.

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Key the following line in the text box below. Where there is a space after a letter, use your right-hand thumb to press the space bar.
asdfasdf  jkl;  jkl; asdf  jkl;  aa  ssd  ff



Repeat!!! - but this time try not to look at the keys!

Key the following line in the text box below. If you keep your fingers in place on the home row, you won't have to look at the keys. Try it and see. Where there is a space after a letter, use your right-hand thumb to press the space bar.
asdfasdf  jkl;  jkl; asdf  jkl;  aa  ssd  ff



PRACTICE ENTER

You must now start a new line. Find the "Enter" key. Use your ; (right little finger) to reach sideways and tap Enter to return to the next line.
For practice, strike Enter 3 more times. Always bring finger back to ; key.

 

PRACTICE SPACING
Practice tapping the space bar.
Use your right thumb--not your left--and a quick down-and-in
motion.
Tap the space bar 5 times.


PRACTICE HOME ROW, ENTER, AND SPACE
Key the three lines below in the text box. Use your right-hand thumb to space where you see extra space between groups of letters.
Press "enter" twice after you type in each line of text.

asdf  jkl;  asdf  jkl;  asdf  jkl; 


aa  ss  dd  ff  jj  kk  ll  ;;  aa  ss


dd  ff  jj  kk  ll  ;;  aa ss  dd  ff



Repeat One More Time!!!!

PRACTICE HOME ROW, ENTER, AND SPACE
Key the three lines below in the text box -- without looking at the keys. Use your right-hand thumb to space where you see extra space between groups of letters.
Press "enter" twice after you type in each line of text.

asdf  jkl;  asdf  jkl;  asdf  jkl; 


aa  ss  dd  ff  jj  kk  ll  ;;  aa  ss


dd  ff  jj  kk  ll  ;;  aa ss  dd  ff


You have learned the home keys, how to return to a new line,
and how to space between letters or words.

When you are done, click button below to send to your teacher.