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Getting It Write Printing Practice Pages for Traditional Letter Formation

Maria Gavin
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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52 pages
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This Getting it Write set includes 52 pages of printing practice in the traditional manuscript style of letter formation. Full and half-sheet practice pages are provided for each letter of the alphabet. All pages include detailed instructions for printing the featured letter. A boldface representation of the letter is also provided with numbered arrows to demonstrate each step of the proper formation. Additionally, dashed representations of each letter are given for students to trace as they acquaint themselves with proper formation. Black circles are provided in every row as a prompt for where students should begin each letter. The full-page sheets include a drawing as a visual reminder of the letter’s sound.

Many of my letter directions begin with the phrase “make a one.”
This is a reference to a common mantra in my classroom to which
all students can relate: “Step Number One is to Make a One!”

Suggestions for Use:
Dedicate a portion of your weekly classroom instruction to letter formation. Teach one letter at a time. One the first day, introduce the letter and the steps for creating the featured letter. Students can draw the letter in the air, create the letter using play-dough, write the letter on whiteboards... the sky is the limit. After students have had a day (or longer) to explore proper letter formation in a kinesthetic way, revisit the letter and teach them how to create it on lined paper. Each page in this packet includes detailed directions for how to create the letters of the alphabet. Recite these steps orally while you demonstrate the motions and encourage students to recite the steps while they work.

Use the half-sheet practice pages for a fast way to provide additional support. They are great for students struggling with specific letters and are great for practice at home. Directions are provided on each page to encourage consistency between home & school.

Copyright © 2013 Maria Manore
Images Copyright © 2012-2013 KPM Doodles and Ashley Hughes

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