Handwriting - A Teacher's Guide

Overview

Handwriting is a learnt, physical skill that needs to be taught and practiced. This manual shows how to get handwriting right from the outset and to progress successfully. Poor handwriting is a major cause of low self-esteem, and can disguise ability. Only thorough assessment can pinpoint the weakness once something has gone wrong. Methods of assessment for pupils in difficulty and techniques to help them are given. The materials are tried and tested and have been used successfully in both mainstream and SEN ...

See more details below
Paperback (TEACHER)
$48.95
BN.com price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $12.94   
  • New (5) from $40.59   
  • Used (4) from $12.94   
Sending request ...

Overview

Handwriting is a learnt, physical skill that needs to be taught and practiced. This manual shows how to get handwriting right from the outset and to progress successfully. Poor handwriting is a major cause of low self-esteem, and can disguise ability. Only thorough assessment can pinpoint the weakness once something has gone wrong. Methods of assessment for pupils in difficulty and techniques to help them are given. The materials are tried and tested and have been used successfully in both mainstream and SEN settings and with pupils with dyslexia.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853467653
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: TEACHER
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Tools of the Trade 1
Assessment and Records 11
Shape Copying (A1) 12
Draw a Person - Draw a Clock (A2) 14
Letter Matching - Lower and Upper Case Letters (A3 and A4) 16
Identification of the Sound and Name of Lower Case Letters, Numerals and Upper Case Letters (A5) 19
Lower Case Letter and Numeral Formation (copying) and Upper Case Letter Formation (copying) (A6 and A7) 22
Lower and Upper Case Letter and Numeral Formation (dictation) (A8) 26
Letter and Numeral Knowledge and Formation: Individual Checklist (R1) 29
Class Record: Letter Knowledge, Sound and Name (R2-R5) 31
Legibility and Speed (A9-A11) 36
Assessment of Written Language Ability: Timed Tests 42
Early Teaching Strategies 45
Pre-writing Activities 46
The Four Ps 48
Suggested Order for Teaching Letters and Numerals 51
Learning About Letters 53
Learning to Write Lower and Upper Case Letters and Numerals 56
Writing Letters Speedily and Automatically (A12 and A13) 62
Punctuation 66
Joins 67
Corrections 71
Teaching Strategies for Pupils with Poor Handwriting 73
Teaching Strategies for the Poor Handwriter (R6) 74
Self Evaluation Checklist (R7) 76
Teaching Strategies using the 'Rules' 78
Identifying Underlying Causes of Poor Handwriting 81
Glossary 84
Resources 85
Useful Addresses 87
Bibliography 88
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)