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

Issues in Writing Posture

Issues in writing posture

The term writing posture is defined not only as how pupils sit but includes pen hold, paper position and other issues that concern how, rather than what, a pupil writes. These tend to be inter-related. So far the letters have been emphasised but it is also important to consider the writer's body. Have you ever walked behind the rows of desks and observed the tortured postures of so many of your pupils when they are engrossed in their work? Why do we allow this? Why do the pupils themselves not complain because surely it cannot benefit either the taking in of information or the writing down of it to be so uncomfortable? An idiosyncratic posture can be an indicator ...

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