These Mario pages are ones my students love! The first two pages feature cutting practice. Print out the paper, single sided, and students cut out the pictures and name endings of each character and glues them in the right place on the first page. This was great practice and tons of fun!
The handwriting page features Mario's castle: I write a word on the line in the clouds to model good handwriting and give students an example to look at. Then they 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.
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.