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     Practice Masters
  What Are the Guidelines?
Guidelines help you write.
Your paper has three guidelines.
1. Skyline
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1. The top line is solid blue. Think of blue sky.
The top line is the skyline.
2. Midline
 3. Baseline
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 2. The middle line is dotted blue.
It is the midline.
 3. The bottom line is solid red. It is the baseline.
Present Practice
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• Read aloud the title for children. Record the word guidelines. Underline guide in guidelines. Explain that to guide means “to show.” The guidelines are lines that show us where to write letters.
• Read aloud the text at the top of the page. Ask a volunteer to repeat how many guidelines there are. (three)
• Ask children to put their pointer finger of their writing hand on the top solid blue guideline. Explain that this guideline
is called the skyline. Read aloud what Letterman is saying about the skyline. Ask children to find the word sky in the skyline label in their books. Since the sky is above you or at the top of a picture, that should help you remember that the skyline is the top line.
• Point out that the next guideline is the dotted blue one in the middle. Read aloud what Letterman is saying about the midline. Look at the first three letters in the word midline— m-i-d spells “mid,” which should help you remember that the midline is the middle line.
• Point out that the third and last guideline is the red solid line on the bottom. Read aloud what Letterman is saying about the baseline. Point out something in the classroom with a base, and explain that a base is at the bottom. The object sits on the base the same way letters sit on the baseline.
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