By Bella Nordstrom. Letter Worksheet. At Friday, September 20th 2019, 11:35:41 AM.
Especially when the teacher is working with large groups of youngsters, monitoring each child while he or she is writing may be difficult. Written arrow cues for tracing dotted letters and copying letters are important so that children do not inadvertently practice incorrect letter formation repeatedly.
At one time, manuscript (print) writing was typically taught in first grade, whereas cursive was introduced later, usually in third grade. Historically, some authorities argued for the superiority of one form over the other for children, most often for the superiority of cursive over manuscript.
Contrary to the view that handwriting is a trivial skill, handwriting actually is important for a number of reasons.