I am always looking for activities that allow my students to practice their typing skills in an authentic way, while accomplishing another task. This week I gave them a sentence of mixed-up words. First, they had to organize the words to make a sentence that made sense. Next, they needed to add 2 details. Finally, they needed to add either a "but" or "because" phrase. This also provided a great opportunity for some students to show their peers about the copy/paste function available in many apps. Here's a sample from Pages. All students chose either Pages, Notes, or My Story for this activity.