The Big Book of Alphabet & Number Trace and Write Practice, provides extensive focus on alphabet and number formation for the beginning writer. The full-page format focuses on one alphabet or number at a time, which allows additional practice for the beginning writer.
The beginning writer has a minimum of 30 opportunities to trace each alphabet or number before each free-writing practice page is presented. Once a student has adequately mastered an alphabet or number they may then move on to the next section or skip around as comfortable.
This penmanship workbook will help increase your student’s ability to:
—Print uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet and recognize the difference between the two.
—Write from left to right and top to bottom of page.
—Recognize spacing between letters and eventually words.
—Understand the concept of writing letters.
—Write words and brief sentences that are legible.
—Write his/her own first and last name and other important words.
Some neurologists advocate writing to learn. One states, “The practice of writing can enhance the brain's intake, processing, retaining, and retrieving of information. Through writing, students can increase their comfort with and success in understanding complex material, unfamiliar concepts, and subject-specific vocabulary.”
Since kindergarten students do not have to prepare for assessments, focus can instead be placed on their literacy development. Reading to children and talking to them directly can be huge. Parents can start conversations—helping to build verbal vocabulary, write a grocery list together—helping to practice handwriting skills, and select books together at the library—allowing students to enjoy the usefulness of the printed word. Another way to raise their awareness of language in their environment is to point on street signs, billboards, traffic signs, and menus in restaurants.
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