By Bella Nordstrom. Letter Worksheet. At Friday, September 20th 2019, 11:23:11 AM.
Teach children consistent formation of letters using a continuous stroke if possible.
Assessment of handwriting should incorporate observations of execution, legibility, and speed of writing. Execution includes correct and consistent pencil hold, posture, and letter formation. Counterproductive habits in these latter areas are not always obvious from looking only at writing samples and can greatly impede progress in handwriting. For instance, young children may draw a letter such as m using separate strokes, starting on the right side of the letter. Forming the letter beginning on the left side, without lifting the pencil from the paper, is much more conducive to building eventual speed of writing.
Focus initially on learning the motor pattern rather than perfect legibility or size.