This essential illustrated classroom guide to the teaching of handwriting covers all aspects of the subject--from initial letter forms to joined writing.
Stage 1: Observation
First observe how the pupil has been writing. This is just as relevant as, and has of course influenced, what has been written.
Let the pupils sit and write a few familiar words, perhaps their name and school. While they are doing this you have a chance to spot faults in writing posture. This term ‘writing posture’ is not confined to sitting up straight; it includes how pupils hold their pens, and what their wrists, arms, necks and shoulders are doing; it is dependent on the position of the writer's paper and often on the height of the chair or desk.
See pages 26-30 of Part 2 where pen hold, paper position and other practical aspects of handwriting are explained.
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