By Bella Nordstrom. Letter Worksheet. At Friday, September 20th 2019, 11:11:35 AM.
One involves the concept of mental resources to which I have alluded in several other columns, in relation to reading and mathematics as well as writing. Just as effortful word decoding may impair reading comprehension, or lack of automatic recall may reduce the mental resources available for learning advanced computational algorithms in math, labored handwriting creates a drain on mental resources needed for higher-level aspects of writing, such as attention to content, elaboration of details, and organization of ideas.
Double lines and line generalization activities promote legible writing. When children know how to place letters, they can write well on any style of lined paper.
Legibility involves the readability of letters, as well as spacing within and between words.