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 Meeting Students’ Needs
Focus on Spacing
Even if letters are formed perfectly, without proper spacing, handwriting will not be legible. Letter spacing and word spacing are both skills that need to be learned.
Letter Spacing: Starting dots provide the support children need as they first form the letters on their own. Once the starting dots are removed, children have models of the words to guide their letter spacing. Explain that the letters in a word are like children in a line. They need “breathing room” and should not touch. Physically arrange several children in a line and point out the “space” between them.
Word Spacing: If children continue to have difficulty with spacing between words, provide a physical object for them to use to mark spaces. A craft stick, miniature Tootsie RollTM, crayon, or piece of chalk will work. Explain to children that they will use the object to create their own starting dot for the next word. Have them place the physical spacer next to the last letter in the word they have just finished. Then have them place a starting dot on the skyline or midline where their next letter will begin.
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I ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
I can write. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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I Trace and write.
Name
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It is from Tre.
Put a next to your best sentence.
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Look at this. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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I I I I I I I I –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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Formation I 1. Slant down left. Focus – – – – – – 2. Slide right.
3. Slide right.
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Trace the letters. Finish the sentences.
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Don did that. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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