This is a FREEBIE to for your students to check their letter size and spaces. This is used specifically for 1 inch paper, download my full other packet to access the other 2 sizes. Please leave feedback if you enjoy :)
Cut out the cat and cat paw.
Glue the cat on one end of your craft stick. Glue your paw underneath.
Now you have your own cat and cat paw who helps you to check your handwriting when you are writing!
Our cat helps us to make sure are letters are the right size
Our cat paw helps us to make sure we have a paw size space in between words
We also have a cat scratch (the side of the popsicle stick).
Our cat scratch helps us to make sure we have letter spaces in between our letters.
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PACKET YOU NEED for struggling hand writers! This packet includes strategies, tools and mini-lessons that you can use right now for students who struggle with legibility and/or to supplement your handwriting program or MTSS / RTI! This is based on the cat letters (ie: cat head is tall letters, cat body is small letters and cat tail is letters that go under the line)
Over 50 pages which include QUICK ASSESSMENT, ADAPTIVE PAPER, STUDENT TOOLS FOR SELF-CHECKING, LESSONS , STUDENT DATA TRACKING & ACTIVITIES!
All you need is a printer, scissors, glue and Popsicle sticks! (Hole punch optional)
Student made tool that students can use to check letter size and spaces.
Mini lesson on WHY legible handwriting is important ( most student’s do not know this!)
Quick assessment of student’s preferred handwriting paper (3 choices included!)
Adaptive / different size paper to meet your student’s need (3 included!)
Lessons on letter size
Hand strength activity using hole puncher to check work
Worksheets to practice both letter size and spacing.
Reward / punch card for legible handwriting to supplement your current behavior system in your room
Awards to give students.
This is perfect for RTI / MTSS as an intervention for hand strength, fine motor skills, and handwriting skills.This is great for visual scanning, visual perceptual skills, coordination, matching and memory skills. This is also a perfect activity for occupational therapists OT, teachers, speech pathologists SLP, special education SPED teachers and other school professionals while working on skills!
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.