Although there are many fantastic handwriting programs available to teach handwriting, I have learned that many young children when initially exposed to penmanship are confused. Some are just learning their letters and have not grasped that there are combinations of tall, short, slanted, rounded, and different strokes just to compose an alphabet letter. Some letters look similar but are positioned differently. When writing letters into words they are written without any thought as to what letter to write as an uppercase versus a lowercase. For others it may be that there should be a difference in size formation for letters that have the same or similar look such as an O or o. Some cannot distinguish where to place their pencil when starting to write on their paper. Even though their paper may have beautifully placed color lines, dots, stars, clouds, trees, houses, and many great ideas to use as a reference point, there are those who lose track of where to start, continue, or stop. It is a spatial thing.
This is a “Handwriting Practice with Blackline Masters and Write On Wipe Off cards” activity package. These are minimal preparation activities designed to supplement your lesson about handwriting. There are 30 manuscript handwriting practice sheets and 38 write-on wipe-off task cards. All will work well in a writing station to practice. The write-on wipe-off cards should be placed with dry erase markers. When the task cards become overused, mutilated, a card or two is lost, or need to be refreshed, reprint, laminate, and cut. The practice sheets can be used with highlighters and colored pencils or put in a clear The Communicators to conserve paper. For the learner who has beautiful penmanship and minimal handwriting errors, a task cards may be utilized to focus on that particular skill. It would be wonderful if after using this resource, you would leave feedback on my TPT page.