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New Handwriting Workbook now available!

Learning correct handwriting is an important part of literacy development and has a significant on-going benefit, even with older students.

This workbook shows the best way to teach pencil grip, and why teaching more frequently used letters in the beginning is more beneficial than teaching the more simply-formed letters.
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Develop automatic letter formation

Young children who struggle with letter formation may find it useful to say the movement out loud as they're forming the letter. Your child could also practise the movements as a gross motor movement by drawing the movement in the air at the same time as saying the movements.

Practise letter sounds

Pictures are included to practise identifying beginning sounds. Be careful to make it clear that it is the sound which is important in this exercise, not the letter!
Watch as Ros Lugg outlines the key issues that arise with learning handwriting and explains the research that supports it.

Carefully designed word content

You will see that every letter is practised individually and also in simple words. The words have been chosen because they are very high frequency words and, where possible, in an order which is consistent with the letters which have been learned up to that point.

Physical copies available too!

Physical copies of this workbook are also available for purchase.  They're created with the same quality as our course workbooks.

New Zealand
Available through your StepsWeb login, or by contacting us.

Available from Amazon United Kingdom and Amazon United States.

Guidance on using the workbook

“Even in this day and age, handwriting is an essential skill. Teaching and practising correct handwriting is linked with improvements in all aspects of literacy. It's also crucial for handwriting to become an automatic skill, so a learner no longer needs to think about letter formation, but can concentrate on the content and ideas when writing.” - Ros Lugg


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