Handwriting should be a fluid, automatic movement that can be executed without visual feedback and with minimal cognitive effort.

When a student’s skill is fluid s/he is free to concentrate on tasks such as spelling and expression.  It is suggested that all students should be taught the correct individual letter formations, and correct placement on the lines, from the beginning. This will avoid the possibility of a student developing, and then practising, poor pencil grip and letter formations.

 

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Rainbow Writing Book 1: Lower Case Letters #17101   $77.00

As this handwriting program encourages children to have a memory for writing the whole movement of each alphabet letter, we do not use dot-to-dot exercises.  Instead, students perform a whole letter-writing movement inside a letter shape.

The program begins with ideas for pre-writing activities and the development of the pre-requisite skills for handwriting. Practice sheets for lines, curves, circles and patterns develop fluency of the basic shapes before the alphabet letters are taught.  Once students have mastered the basic movements, they are then taught the lower case letter formations at the same time that they are learning letter-symbol relationships, thus integrating the skill of handwriting with spelling and reading.

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Rainbow Writing Book 2: Capital Letters and Numbers #17102    $77.00

As with Rainbow Writing Book 1, capital letters and numbers are practised in three different ways:

• firstly, in a large tracing shape,
• then, in smaller tracing shapes between the lines,
• and finally 'on your own' between the lines

The worksheets may be photocopied.  This means that extra practice pages may be provided for those students who have not achieved mastery after completing any particular worksheet.

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Writing Book 3: Remediation Program #17103   $55.00

It is difficult to remediate handwriting problems once students have reached automaticity. Letter and number reversals are the most common handwriting problems.  This program is designed for those students who have moved on from Kindergarten with poor handwriting skills.  The size of the letters has been reduced and the activities include rainbow writing, copying, proofreading (for correct letter direction), word writing and sentence writing.

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