By Bella Nordstrom. Letter Worksheet. At Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 18:49:07 PM.
Legibility involves the readability of letters, as well as spacing within and between words. Speed is important as children advance beyond the first few grades so that they can use writing efficiently in a variety of tasks.
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.
Teach handwriting alongside other subjects! Fun letter lessons and writing activities connect handwriting to math, social studies, and science. Innovative letter order and style are developmentally appropriate and promote easy learning for every letter, print and cursive.