Our third graders intensely practice improving their typing accuracy throughout the first marking period. We meet for 20 minutes three times a week. We use a typing program called Type To Learn 4-Agents of Information. Type to Learn 4 is the winner of Tech & Learning's 2009 Award of Excellence.
"Developed on a research-based method of sequential, cumulative touch-typing instruction, Type to Learn 4 builds critical 21st Century skills for all children in grades K-12. The integrated cycle of review, demonstration, practice, and assessment, with continuous reinforcement of home row positioning and ergonomic safety, teaches proper fingering for each key with ample opportunity for skills practice." -Sunburst