Handwriting worksheets can be so handy when your students need practice forming the letters well and obeying the top, middle and bottom lines. Oh! If they would only obey even the bottom line.
There are differences like dexterity and desire to succeed that set children at different levels even at the same ages. Practice is what can help them improve. Simple practice is easy and can be fun once the children realize that it is easy.
Teaching writing to young students is much easier when there is an example of the words before the student with the correct spelling and a correct formation. A-Z makes handwriting practice worksheets for both manual and cursive writing.
In the early childhood years, preschool and kindergarten tracing and copying is a great way to begin some children. Some? Well, sometimes it is better to simply teach them how to make straight lines and smooth circles.
I have students who were able to write prettily from their first instruction, so this is a relief to these children. Practice can be torture to the careful student who makes her letters well. Yes, in my experience this is usually a girl, although I have seen some artistic boys with beautiful handwriting, too.
Others are happy to have the easy practice. Plus, practice worksheets make great busy work to fill long school days. I like to make sure that my students are also learning the Spelling, Phonics or Grammar at the same time as they are practicing Handwriting.
Especially if you are not in a school situation, discern which sort of learner you have. Tutors and parents have the freedom to choose more or less for each child as the child needs. Little children who need practice or busywork do well with our practice worksheets.
As cursive writing is introduced A-Z Worksheets offers worksheets for kids that offer cursive handwriting practice, vocabulary worksheets and more. Any of our simple sentence Grammar worksheets offer good opportunities to practice handwriting, too. Each of the following selections branches to different levels on another landing page. Any of our Spelling, Grammar and Handwriting worksheets can be used for handwriting practice.
Oh, how I wish that I would have known how simply handwriting can be taught when our older children were young. The Spalding Phonics book tells a very simple method of using six strokes alone and another five to simply connect those same letters for cursive writing. I remember teaching one seventh grade girl saying, "Short upswing, j". She exclaimed, "I've never seen the j in that!" Poof! In less than two weeks most of our own children learned to use cursive writing. This was a giant savings in time learning penmanship. One of our children began to read better because he finally saw the separation between between words as individual units.