This is an alphabetic version of my free download “Write Your Numbers Right” that teaches correct letter formation with clear, simple instructions. The instructions are consistent with those found in my Teacher’s Creatures Beginning Handwriting Workbook, which features my original handwritten font “Get Real”.
In my kindergarten class, Teacher’s Creatures Phonics Puppets help me teach my students how to write. Each puppet gives very specific instructions for writing the letter he or she teaches. The instructions focus on where the letter starts (within top, middle, and bottom reference lines) and how many ‘pickups’ it has (how many times you lift your pencil during formation).
Parents can help by using the same instructions when they are practicing with their child at home. Maintaining consistency between home and school will ensure a successful and enjoyable handwriting experience for each child.
Give this list to your parents so they can refer to it when they are doing homework with their children, using the exact words that Teacher’s Creatures Phonics Puppets use in class to teach handwriting.
Pickups are emphasized in a pink font. Parents, please also emphasize each pickup with your voice as you guide your child and make sure he or she only lifts the pencil when a pickup is indicated.