Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Penmanship Tricks of the Trade

It's a new year which gives students time to focus on their goals and areas for growth. Some students really struggle with penmanship. Here's a tip that might help.

Tape a quality writing sample on a student's desktop so it's always in view at right at their fingertips!
In the sample above the student showed appropriate spacing and formation of letters which serves as a wonderful daily reinforcement for this student that success can be achieved.

What are your handy penmanship tips?

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  1. Great idea! I've given students models of their own writing before, but I don't usually leave the model visible all the time. Thanks for the tip. I don't always have students create final copies of their writing, but for some kids I rewrite their rough draft myself so that they have an exemplary model to look at.
    Laughter and Consistency

  2. I definately have a couple of students who can benefit from this trick. Thanks for the tip!


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