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

Stage 3: Assessment

Stage 3: Assessment

You will have been assessing problems from the start as a part of diagnosis. The more experienced you are the less you will have needed the series of checklists.

However comprehensive a checklist you have, it can be of only limited help in many situations. There are many problems that can only be judged on an individual basis. Take a typical example: whether or not to change an older pupil to cursive. A high-achieving eleven-year-old must be encouraged to join up but you will not succeed unless you can persuade the writer of the benefit of the exercise. You will need to explain that initially joined-up will be less neat and not necessarily even faster. However, with practice the resulting speed ...

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