I use templates with my 2nd grades that I copy onto tagboard each year. Each child gets a set that they keep in their writing folders. When we write, students grab white paper and clip it with a clipboard on top of their templates. They can see the lines through the paper to help guide their writing. These are my templates I use. This set includes both horizontal and vertical as well as two sizes of spacing appropriate for grade k-3. Of course, you can just copy them on white paper, too and have kids write directly upon them. I have also posted one of the vertical templates as a freebie in my store. Please feel free to download that if you want a more closer look at them.