Keyboard Companion

Keyboard Companion

ALS Language Arts Keyboard Companion I–VI introduces students to a variety of topics including:

  • practice in the proper use of sentence structure
  • sentence combination
  • use of proper grammar in writing
  • development of student reading, comprehension, analytic, keyboard, and problem-solving skills
  • written (keyboard) responses to various problems
  • modifying model paragraphs through specific instructions
  • writing conventions
  • proper use of nouns and pronouns
  • subject/verb agreement
  • verb tenses
  • practice with proper English syntax and spoken grammar
  • reinforcement of oral language conventions
  • improved keyboard skills
  • changing questions into statements
  • movement of auxiliary verb position
  • use of contractions
  • plural and singular nouns
  • compound verbs
  • correct punctuation

LANGUAGE ARTS KEYBOARD COMPANION 1 (Grades 3-5):

Language Arts Keyboard Companion I guides students through various exercises including rewriting paragraphs to change nouns to plural nouns, change noun phrases to pronouns, and change the spelling of singular words. Students will also change the gender of the subject to match the gender of the pronoun, change present tense verbs to past tense verbs, and change past perfect tense verbs to present perfect tense verbs by adding a time referent. 89 lessons.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS KEYBOARD COMPANION 2 (Grades 3-5):

Language Arts Keyboard Companion II leads students through exercises that include changing positive statements to negative statements, changing statements into questions by changing the verb position, changing questions into statements by moving the auxiliary verb position, combining sentences by adding the word “and” where necessary, combining four sentences into two sentences, and adding a compound predicate. 65 lessons.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS KEYBOARD COMPANION 3 (Grades 6-8):

Language Arts Keyboard Companion III provides exercises that include changing plural nouns to singular nouns, changing indefinite amounts to specified quantities, changing masculine pronouns to feminine pronouns, changing pronouns to agree with the subject of a sentence, working with verb tenses, and changing noun phrases to pronouns. 39 lessons.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS KEYBOARD COMPANION 4 (Grades 6-8):

Language Arts Keyboard Companion IV teaches students exercises that include changing positive statements to negative statements using contractions, changing statements to questions by moving the verb, creating sentences from word lists, combining sentences, and changing questions into statements by moving the auxiliary verb. 40 lessons.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS KEYBOARD COMPANION 5 (Grades 9-12):

Language Arts Keyboard Companion V provides students exercises including changing singular nouns to plural nouns by changing the spelling, adding quantities to nouns, filling in the blanks of sentences using the words “much” and “many,” changing singular nouns to plural nouns, working with subject/verb agreement, and changing the tenses of verbs. 45 lessons.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS KEYBOARD COMPANION 6 (Grades 9-12):

Language Arts Keyboard Companion VI teaches students exercises including changing positive statements to negative statements, changing statements into questions by changing the verb position, changing questions into statements by moving the auxiliary verb position, combining sentences using correct punctuation, and combining three sentences into one sentence by using a compound verb. 32 lessons.

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