- Learners will be able to read and write a simple schedule.
- Learners will be able to type a chart using the Tab key.
Access to the Internet, Lesson 9 – Handout 1 and Lesson 9 - Handout 2.
Learners had an introduction to the Tab key when they typed paragraphs in Lesson 7. In Lesson 9, they
will learn how to use the Tab key to type a chart. We have chosen to focus on personal and bus schedules. Ensure that
learners are familiar with vocabulary such as schedule, chart, column and row. Learners attempting the bus schedule
should have experience using 24 hour time. They should also be fairly familiar with the Internet and the following
Canadian city names: Victoria, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Ottawa.
Have lower level learners write a personal schedule in Lesson 9 - Handout 1. Draw attention to the fact that
all items in the second column should be lined up. Next, show learners how to type their personal schedule using the Tab
key, NOT the spacebar, to get to the second column. More advanced learners can type a schedule for a bus trip across
Canada. Provide learners with the Lesson 9 – Handout 2. Instruct them to go to the Greyhound website,
www.greyhound.ca, and use the search tool to fill in the schedule on the handout. Finally, learners can type their schedule
in a word processing program.
Write down at least 10 things you do every day. (Get up., Eat breakfast., Go to school., ...)
Write down the time you do each thing. (6:30 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 3:30 p.m., ...)
Type your schedule on the computer. Use the Tab key to move to the second column.