Since PRACTICE makes PERMANENT, teachers need to be very careful HOW their students practice hand-writing. Once learned incorrectly, it is very difficult to change.
Explicitly teaching features of 'good' hand-writing, has resulted in a very noticeable improvement in the quality of my students hand-writing.
In this resource I have made 9 charts, each featuring one aspect.
Begin by focusing on only one or two features, and as students develop greater competence, gradually add other features to be considered.
I firmly believe in QUALITY rather than QUANTITY, and do not have my students copying rows of the same symbol. Rather than improving, it is like ‘Chinese whispers’, and the last symbol written often does not look like the model at all!
Very careful, focused writing of only a few words seems to be more beneficial.
I hope you find these helpful!