Uses of Special Characters (Primary 2)

Last Updated on October 10, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

COMPUTER STUDIES (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 7

PRIMARY 2

THEME: COMPUTER KEYBOARD – 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Parts of Computer Keyboard (Primary 2)

TOPIC: SPECIAL CHARACTERS 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introductory Activities

2. Uses of Special Characters

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

1. identify special characters in sentences.

2. state uses of each character.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

Computer Keyboard

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –

Sentences containing different computer characters.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Displays a chart showing sentences with special characters for the pupils to identify.

Leads them to identify each character by name as shown below –

 

SPECIAL CHARACTERS/MEANING 

1.         ,                   Comma

2.          .                  Dot or full stop

3.         ?                  Question mark

4.          :                  Colon

5          ;                   Semicolon

6.          ”                  Quotation mark

7.          ‘                  Apostrophe

8.          –                  Hyphen, minus or dash

9.          _                 Underscore

10.        +                 Plus

11.        =                 Equal

12.         <                Less than or angle brackets

13.         >                Greater than or angle bracket

14.         ~               Tilde

15.          `                Grave accent, left quote or open quote

16.          !                 Exclamation mark

17.         @                At symbol

 

 

18.            #                  Hash

19.             £                  Pound Sterling

20.             €                  Euro

21.             $                  Dollar

22.             ¢                  Cent sign

23.             ¥                  Chinese/Japenese Yuan.

24.             §                  Micro or Section.

25.             %                  Percent

26.             °                   Degree

28.             ^                   Caret

29.             &                  And symbol.

30.             *                   Asterisk, multiplication symbol or star

31.             (                   Open bracket

32.              )                   Close bracket

33.             {                   Open brace or curly bracket

34.              }                   Close brace or curly bracket

35.              [                   Open bracket

36.              ]                   Closed bracket

37.              |                   Vertical bar

38.             \                   Backslash or reverse solidus

39.            /                   Forward slash or mathematical division symbol

 

 

Note – Creates and Guides the pupils to recognise and identify each special character by name at free period since there are many characters. 10 characters at time help the pupils to familiarize themselves with each of the character. 

 

LESSON 2 – USES OF SPECIAL CHARACTERS 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – As shown the sentence or mathematics statement.

1. It is used to create a strong password. For example, all the characters.

2. It is used for ending a sentence. For example, full stop.

3. It is used for separating a sentence.  For example, comma.

4. It used for separating list of items. For example, comma.

5. It used for currency indicators. For example, naira or dollar symbol.

6. It is used for further explanation or examples. For example, brackets.

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Guides pupils to identify each of the special characters on the keyword.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify the special character on the keyword.

3. Leads a discussion on the uses of special characters.

Pupil’s Activities – State the uses of special characters.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – function keys, space bar, enter key.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to –

identify and state the uses the special characters of computer keyboard.

 

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