By Bella Nordstrom. Letter Worksheet. At Friday, September 20th 2019, 11:03:12 AM.
Although word-processing programs and assistive technology are undeniably boons to children with writing problems, technological advances do not eliminate the need for explicit teaching of handwriting. Furthermore, very modest amounts of instructional time in the earliest grades – kindergarten and grade one – may help to prevent later writing difficulties for many children.
When children are learning to form a new letter, it is helpful to begin with large movements such as forming the letter in the air; have children use a sweeping movement with the entire arm, not just the hand. This initial practice should emphasize learning the motor pattern with correct formation of the letter (e.g., as discussed for the letter b above) rather than writing the letter on paper with perfect legibility or size.
Clean, simple and intuitive approach to workbooks invites rationalization and creativity and fosters handwriting success. Lefty-friendly with large step-by-step models. 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.