Recognizing advantages of legible handwriting Identifying basic criteria for legible handwriting Involving Ss in handwriting activities Improving poor handwriting Identifying causes of common errors in handwriting and avoiding them.
1. visualization: using flashcards 2. analysis; showing proper strokes 3. practice: Ss copy on board 4. evaluation: checking quality of handwriting, spaces, size, slants 5. correction: giving correct model and setting remedial classes
Sitting position Strategies for introducing handwriting Handwriting assignments
Proper sitting include: - correct height of chairs - sitting straight - flat feet on floor - no bending - desk clear of other materials - holding pen loosely
- teach capital before small - drill the distinction between capital & small - teach manuscript before cursive - compare between print and cursive p. 172 - use tracing activities - give accurate models on board - use handouts p. 173 - discuss criteria for good handwriting: Spacing- size – alignment- slant- quality- directionality
- Ss should use a four-lined notebook for extra training - give consistent supervision and correction - emphasize individual improvement in handwriting - don’t use handwriting as a punishment - identify types and causes of errors in handwriting pp. 176-177