Modelling Writing and Old Keyboards

external image cutkeyboard.jpgWhen you are modeling writing on the whiteboard, have some old keyboards available for children to use. So when you are talking about using capital letters or full stops in writing you can at the same time say

How do we make a full stop on the keyboard?
What finger do we use?
How do we make a capital letter?Use that teachable moment to incorporate some keyboarding skills! Don't assume that all children know how to do it!