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1 © Boardworks Ltd of 11© Boardworks Ltd of 11 Target Level 4 - Bread and Butter Skills - Handwriting Icons key: For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation Teacher’s notes included in the Notes Page Accompanying worksheet Flash activity. These activities are not editable. Web addressesExtension activities

2 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 Learning objectives 2 of 11© Boardworks Ltd 2006 Evaluate the importance of legible handwriting Analyse your own handwriting Identify where and how to improve your writing In this unit, you will…

3 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 Handwriting Hi Lei, how did you do in the exam we had the other day? I did really well of course! I got 90! What about you? Oh… I only got 88. My teacher said that I would have scored more if my handwriting had been neater, as it was difficult to read. Can you give me some tips to help me improve?

4 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 How important is neat handwriting? Are you proud of your handwriting, or are you embarrassed? Can you think of any ways to improve your handwriting? Comparing handwriting

5 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 Here is a list of some typical handwriting problems: Analyse a piece of your own handwriting for any of these problems. Can you find any others? writing slopes in different directions capital letters are used incorrectly small letters are the same size as capitals words are not evenly spaced letters are not consistent in size writing is too far from the margin writing does not rest upon the line letters are printed, e.g. not joined together letters are not properly formed. Analysing handwriting

6 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 Do you like to use a computer for writing up your work? Which do you prefer – computer or paper? Discuss the benefits of handwriting and typing. Look at the situations on the next slide and discuss which writing method is more appropriate. Try to think of reasons to justify your answers. On paper or on screen?

7 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 PC or paper?

8 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 I’ve learnt that handwriting is important in many situations. You should aim for your handwriting to be: FLUENT (it should flow easily) LEGIBLE (clear, easily read) MAINTAINED UNDER SPEED (holding up under the pressure of an exam) Handwriting qualities

9 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 Handwriting tips Think about your sitting position and posture when you write – don’t lean heavily on your arm. Relax your fingers; move the pen with your wrist and forearm rather than your fingers. Use a pen that feels comfortable. Fountain pens can be easier to write with than biros.

10 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 Now that you’ve analysed your handwriting, you should set some targets for improvement, e.g. Handwriting targets write on the line slope writing the same way make my capital ‘S’ large Handwriting targets stay near the margins join up ‘o’s maintain speed

11 © Boardworks Ltd of 11 Class game


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