Handwriting is one of the most crucial skills students will develop i n primary school. Targeting Handwriting covers the handwriting curriculu m in a clear and structured way, with content linked to Victorian CSF II outcomes. The Prep Student Book has lots of activities to do on every p age.
The book includes:
- patterning exercises allow s tudents to become familiar with the basic movements used in letter forma tion, and assist in the development of fine motor skills
- two pa ges of tracing, tracking and independent writing activities for each let ter provide students with plenty of practice in letter formation a seahorse character demonstrates the positioning of letters within li nes, the number of strokes required for each letter is highlighted, and the focus letter is also featured within a simple illustration as a memo ry aid for students
- a handy student reference for pencil grip a nd paper position is included on the inside back cover
- fun and colourful alphabet on the back cover
Writing is a vital, c ompelling form of communication. To be competent writers, their handwrit ing needs to be fluent and legible. The teaching of handwriting is an es sential part of the writing curriculum. Regular practice, three to four times a week, in fine motor skills and in letter formation will ensure t he development of good handwriting habits. This series supplies teachers with a comprehensive range of ideas and experiences that will enable yo ung children to develop find motor skills and to become fluent, legible and competent practitioners of the Victorian Modern Cursive handwriting style.