Lesson 5:  Learning the keysvRight-shift keyperiod (.)

Read the paragraphs Position Points and Finger Positions.  Practice typing the letters to be learned.  It is okay to look at the keys during this preview time.  Place the mouse pointer into the practice box, left click, and begin typing.  Keep eyes on monitor screen and keyboard chart.

Do not worry about errors as you type.  Observing your typing errors by you and your teacher is an important step toward learning to type and improving accuracy.

Correcting errors with Backspace, left arrow,  or Delete key serves no useful purpose and will hinder your keyboard learning.  Correcting errors with Backspace or Delete key is for word processing - not for learning the keyboard.  Typing errors cannot be corrected using backspace, delete, or arrow keys.

Position Points
Sit up straight with YOUR back against back of chair -- both feet flat on the floor
LEFT index finger on the letter F -- RIGHT index finger on the letter J
Fingers curved with palms raised -- palms are not touching desktop
Eyes on the screen as you type -- not on the keys

Finger Positions
Place left and right hands on the home row keys
Letter V  typed with the F finger - practice typing  f v f v f v f v f v f v f v f v f v f v f v
Right-shift key  move only the right little finger without looking - semi-colon ( ; ) finger


Use RIGHT shift key for LEFT-hand capitals
Reach down with right little finger
Press right shift key without looking at shift key
Type the letter - release shift key quickly
Move only right little finger - not entire right hand
Practice typing  a A  s S  d D  f F  e E  v V

Period (.)  typed with the L finger - practice typing  a. s. d. f. e. c. v. h. j. k. l. o.
When the Period ends a sentence - place TWO (2) spaces after the period
When the Period is used after an abbreviation - place ONE (1) space after the period
When the Semi-colon (;) is used within a sentence - place ONE (1) space after semi-colon

Continue to press the ENTER KEY at the end of each line.  Move only right little finger - not the entire right hand.


Practice Lesson 5 vRight-shift keyperiod(.)
Line numbers are not typed.  Press ENTER at end of each line.  Typing errors cannot be corrected.  Choose to type and complete at least one lesson during each class period.

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AsA CeC DcD FvF TfT VfV CdC Cat Cano Sal Sam TED Toni CRT ADA VA.
Sr. Fr. Dr. Ct. Co. St. Rd. Ave. SoS Test East DVD AR CAT DC GTA.
Roll the dimes.  There are five stacks.  See Anasita to the door.
She has the food.  Dr. Steve C. Romo called.  Rod had five calls.
Elm St. is ahead.  East Ave. veers to the left.  Fr. Vick called.
Eve asked for five maroon vines.  Tom vs. Daniela in the contest.
Dave asked Fernando to roll the dice.  Vernon and Tim loved Viva.

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