This essential illustrated classroom guide to the teaching of handwriting covers all aspects of the subject--from initial letter forms to joined writing.

Part 2
Part 2

So You are having Trouble with Your Handwriting

As the teacher you might think that this first page is inappropriate but it has a particular purpose. Whatever you say about pupils’ work may be construed as criticism of their handwriting. Teenagers’ handwriting, or anyone else's for that matter, for better or worse, is part of themselves. They may react strongly to it being criticised even though it is for their own good. It is important to break through the ‘them and us’ situation as quickly as possible.

It is only natural for a pupil to think ‘I can read it why can't they’. To be fair, sometimes pupils cannot even decipher the teacher's message. What I am trying to do here is ...

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