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Some Strategies and Activities for Handwriting
© Beverley Paine
an excerpt from from pages 11-16 in Developing Handwriting by Beverley Paine, reprinted with permission
2. You and the child vocalise the movement of the hand, direction, starting place, etc. when writing or scribing, e.g.
11. Children make autograph books and collect samples of other people’s handwriting. You could discuss how handwriting styles have changed historically,
12. Children can make alphabet books using different handwriting styles, or practice calligraphy. You could print various fonts from the computer and let the children practice copying them. Children can add these styles to their charts and suggest
15. You can provide appropriate models of handwriting styles, presentation, format, etc. according to the purpose and audience of the writing, e.g.
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