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

Part 1
Part 1

This book outlines the various aspects of handwriting problems, offering guidance to teachers on a diagnostic system and techniques to develop their observation and practice.

Secondary teachers may not have covered much about handwriting issues during their training. It is first necessary to begin by explaining the factors involved in the initial teaching of handwriting because some pupils may not have been taught enough about handwriting and have to go back to basics before they can improve. This part will have the following sections:

Issues concerning letterforms:

  • Movement
  • Height differentials
  • Two sets of letters
  • Word or letter spacing
  • Handwriting models
  • Speed
  • A balanced view of joining

Issues affecting how we write

  • The effects of school furniture on posture
  • Pens and pen hold and paper ...
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