For these little firsties, we needed to readjust their intervention plan and bump it up a knotch in terms of intensity. Having the right activities available and directions for correctly using the activities is really important.
Hi Write Intermediate Paper — Pack of Pages — Grade 2 You can purchase highlighted paper commercially; however our Assistive Technology guy easily generated this highlight paper using a program on his Mac.
Just for fun I tried my hand at creating highlighted paper with Microsoft Publisher. We also recommend the use of raised line paper as the students can feel when their pencil touches the line.
Another fun strategy is cheering out spelling words. I LOVE this strategy as incorporates movement and doubles as a multi-sensory strategy for learning words. Students jump in the air with arms raised high for tall letters. Spacing Between Words Another issue that affects legibility is not putting spaces between words.
In April, I wrote a blog regarding a specific strategy that our fabulous OT, Lyzz, uses to help students with word spacing.
Students who are not correctly using capitals or lowercase letters need direct instruction and practice.
A reminder strip with simply upper- and lowercase letters on the desk may help. Letter Formation Students who are not forming letters correctly will need re-teaching of the correct stroke sequence. Using multi-sensory strategies such as writing letters in sand or shaving cream will help.
For a more structured program, the Handwriting Without Tears is a program which is highly respected and has proven effective in improving handwriting. In general, students need practice in writing the letters correctly.
This will involve direct supervision when practicing writing as we do not want them practicing incorrect strokes remember: It will take repeated practice writing letters correctly to reverse an old habit. Handwriting Without Tears now has a new app. I absolutely love it!
Handwriting practice worksheets also provided the extra practice needed when learning correct letter formation. These handwriting practice worksheets are available in my TpT store.
I like to print a color copy and then lamintate the pages I use the heavier laminating sheets so that they can be used over and over again. Click HERE or on the picture below to download handwriting practice pages for the letters of the alphabet. Letter Reversals Okay, I know this is a big one!
So big in fact I wrote a blog devoted to just this issue.Miscellaneous Classroom Printables Preschool Skill Building Planner - Use this chart to plan out daily activities that will help your preschooler develop important skills for kindergarten.
Certificate of Achievement for Tracing Lines - Present your students a Certificate of Achievement for outstanding work tracing lines.
There are three styles of certificates from which to choose. Handwriting Practice Handwriting Worksheets. These are the latest versions of the handwriting worksheets. They have been rewritten to use sweeping lines instead of static fonts.
Free printables to help with calendar and number skills in early elementary. Calendar notebook includes manuscript and cursive downloads. Style 2: General handwriting Writing paper for general handwriting practice.
Ideal to practice writing words, short sentences for emergent readers, children's name, telephone, Emergency , address or numerals over 10 or writing short messages and thank you notes to friends and family.
These visual motor integration activities will help your child to learn to perceive and copy shapes, numbers and letters correctly to help with handwriting skills.
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