I use these when I tutor and my kids love them! I laminate these pages so students can practice writing on them and use them over and over. This comes with a scaffolded word practice Mario themed page, individual letter practice page, blank practice or story lines, a good handwriting checklist, an about me page to practice handwriting in a real world, open ended, and fun context.
The Mario page is one my students love! I write a word on the line in the clouds to model good handwriting and give students an example to look at. They then write the word as move up through the castle levels, where the lines get smaller and harder. I assign point values to the different levels and they add their score up and put it in the coin box at the top of the page. We score each word based on the 4 checklist points.
This is great practice for individual students, homework, group practice, centers, and reusable if laminated. It allows students to explore handwriting in an open ended and relevant way. It is super easy to customize to specific needs, provides tools and support, encourages independence and problem solving, and is just plain fun! This is great for ESL students and allows students to work within the process standards of Common Core.