This book provides extensive focus on printed English Alphabet formation. It isn't muddled with activities, instead focusing solely on letter formation.
This penmanship workbook will help increase your student’s ability to:
—Print uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
—Write from left to right and top to bottom of page.
—Recognize spacing between letters and words.
—Understand the concept of writing letters.
—Write words and brief sentences that are legible.
Some neurologists advocate writing to learn. One states, “The practice of writing can enhance the brain's intake, processing, retaining, and retrieving of information. Through writing, students can increase their comfort with and success in understanding complex material, unfamiliar concepts, and subject-specific vocabulary.”
Since kindergarten students do not have to prepare for assessments, focus can instead be placed on their literacy development. Reading to children and talking to them directly can be huge. Parents can start conversations—helping to build verbal vocabulary, write a grocery list together—helping to practice handwriting skills, and select books together at the library—allowing students to enjoy the usefulness of the printed word. Another way to raise their awareness of language in their environment is to point to street signs, billboards, traffic signs, and menus in restaurants.