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 y y Formation –––––––––– Focus
Curve under, slant down.
Curve under, slant down, loop back. Curve over to join.
Trace and write.
y y y y y y y y y y y y y –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Practice joining y and other letters you have learned. This letter ends with a curve over to join. Notice how the curve over becomes a curve under to join and start the next letter.
á¥æïë á¥øêë á¥øôë á¥Â§ë á¥Ùßë á¥ø¥Ï †ßã¥Ï ãêã¥Ï –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
á¥æïáêë á¥æï†ßë ÇàçŸá¥Ï ÇõÑïá¥Ï á¥æïá´í ã´âÄã¥Ï –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Keep the Focus
Strokes Is your final stroke a curve over to join?
• Ask students to look at the manuscript and cursive example letters. Have them compare and contrast the two forms.
• Then focus on the cursive form of theletter,andaskquestionsthatcan be answered by viewing the letter. Where does the curve under stroke at the beginning of lowercase cursive letter y end? (at the midline) When writing lowercase cursive y, how many slant down strokes do you make? (2) What do you do after slanting below the baseline? (loop back to the baseline, then curve over to join)
• Model the formation of the cursive letter while verbalizing the formation strokes. Then ask students to use the pointer finger on their writing hand to make the letter on their desks as you state the formation strokes.
• Have students look at the top of
the page. Ask a volunteer to read
the formation directions. Then ask specific questions regarding the formation, and have students refer to the directions for the answers.
• Read the label below the art and discuss.
• Have students complete the three rows of practice. Encourage them to think about and refer to the formation strokes. Remind them to begin each letter at the starting dot.
• Explainthejoiningstrokeusedforthe letter. Have students use their pointer fingers to trace the letter pairs provided, being careful to curve over to join y to another letter. Then have them write the letter groups provided on the following lines.
• Havevolunteersreadaloudthewords formed by the three-letter groups. Ask questions to help students understand the meanings of the words. Which word names something that can open a lock? (key) Which word is an antonym for the word sell? (buy) Which word is an antonym for the word no? (yes)
Time Out to Evaluate
Ask students to consider the following questions to evaluate their formation of the new letter.
Does your y begin on the baseline and curve under to the midline?
Does it curve over to join?
á¥æïÇúÇúÅüç´í ᥈ÄƧÖûë áôÖûë áêÇòÑïë ᥈ÄƧÅîë
Curve under, slant down. Curve under, slant down, loop back. Curve under to join.
Formation Focus
ELL Support
Write it out! Explain to learners that the lowercase cursive letter
y follows the same initial strokes as the lowercase cursive u. Encourage learners to write a series of lowercase cursive u’s and y’s, joined and unjoined.
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