Grades 5

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In fifth grade, there are several technology skills that can be taught to better prepare students for the Smarter Balanced (CCSS).

These skills include:

  • Mouse Practice
  • Keyboarding
  • Navigation
  • Drag & Drop

Each SBAC Tech Skills lesson should be 30 minutes in length (20 minutes for skills, 10 minutes for keyboarding in grade 3-6). You can check the student's understanding and mastery of this skill by asking the three guiding questions provided in each lesson. The following activities target these technology skills, and whenever possible align with the ELA and/or Math CCSS.


Checking for Understanding

SBAC Tech Skills Checklist

Mouse Practice

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson

Skill Activities and Description CCSS
Mouse Practice
Students can practice multiple mouse skills, including scrolling, using drop down menus, radio buttons, and
accessing links, using the Mousercise exercises, and if necessary visit the Mousing Around tutorial.

Highlight Text Using Highlighting Text students will wear headphone, listen to the directions and practice highlighting text.

Students will visit Grade 5 Proofreading Makes Perfect to practice correcting grammar, spelling usage,
and punctuation. Students will need to practice highlighting text, and
placing cursor in specific locations in the text.
Mouse Clicking Students will practice their speed and accuracy of using the mouse by playing various math games found in
FunBrain: Math Arcade. Students should identify their grade level prior to playing game.



Download: Keyboarding Lesson

Skill Activities and Description CCSS
Keyboarding Students will use Keyboard Invasion to practice typing skills, choose your level. ELA
Keyboarding Students will use Sky Chase to practice typing skills. ELA
Number Pad Practice Using Number Pad Practice students will focus on using the number key pad and will practice using the
number pad for speed and accuracy

Students will play Math Quiz to improve their multiplication fluency while practicing using the number
key pad.


Download: Navigation Lesson

Skill Activities and Description CCSS
Understanding Symbols Using Tagxedo,students will practice interpreting how to navigate an activity by creating content-
specific word clouds.
(RL. 5.2,5.4))
Writing into Fields Using Make Beliefs Comix, students will practice typing into fields by creating original comics using a
variety of editing and selection tools.
Navigating Videos In Study Jams, students can watch videos and play supplemental games on a variety of topics tied to
CCSS Math standards. Play a video, use navigation tools, and learn!
Multiple Navigation Skills Using Making an Animation students will use a variety of navigation skills including copying, selection tools,


Drag & Drop

Download: Drag & Drop Lesson

Skill Activities and Description CCSS
Drag and Drop Using Thinking Blocks, students will model and solve word problems while practicing their navigation and drag
and drop skills.