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




Let us start by assuming that you are seeing a pupil for the first time. You may already be familiar with his or her problems but this method will help you to look at long-standing worries with a fresh outlook and ensure that you will be able to tackle any newcomer's difficulties.

Something that the pupil has already written will help you to make general judgements. It will show up inconsistencies in size, slant or spacing. It can give you a fair idea of how tense the writer is. You may be able to detect incorrectly formed letters this way, but it is seldom enough to enable you to make an accurate diagnosis.

You must see the writer in action. This is the only way to judge ...

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