Here are 2 simple visual cues to help a beginner writer.
Writing Cues: One- display beside a student's writing paper to help them remember three early developing writing skills: Capitalize, space and punctuate.
As a mother and educator, I know I don't enjoy reiterating these directions SEVERAL times as my son is writing- so I gave him a way to remind himself- to check his work before- during and after the process. I don't want him to become dependent on my cues; he needs to internalize his own cues- but I can give him a tool to get there.
Second- it a simple one page "Alphabet Helper". Use this to help a child brainstorm "words that rhyme with... " homework tasks. Vowels are circled, most blends are included. Discuss with your child other facts (e.g., Y is sometimes a vowel- sometimes a consonant).
The Alphabet Helper is also helpful for 'alphabetize these words of the week" homework tasks. I didn't realize how hard it was for my own 5 year old son - to alphabetize 4 words on his own, until we started the 3rd draft.
2 pages total. Print on card stock for best results. Any feedback is helpful- thank you!