Wednesday, November 11, 2015

FREEBIE! Teaching Correct Directionality

As a kindergarten teacher, it was incredibly important to me that my students could write their letters and numbers with correct directionality.  This may not seem like a big deal, but it really does make a huge difference in their ability to write quickly, confidently, and with legible handwriting.
With my own daughter, I struggled to find a way for her to enjoy learning how to write the alphabet.  She is a perfectionist, so if she made even the slightest mark off a dotted line, it was a utter
frustration.  Plus she never knew "where to start" each letter.

She loves using dry erase marker, so I came up with these printable worksheets.  The large bubble letters leave room for error (less frustration on her part) and we sing, "Start at the Star!" so she always knows exactly where to place her marker to begin writing each letter.
This has helped her confidence, directionality and overall attitude towards handwriting practice.  She can no write all the letters, both capital and lowercase with no directionality or frustration issues!
Grab your freebie below over at my TpT store!  Print and use with a pencil, or laminate and use with dry/erase marker.

If you don't have a laminator you can simply slip them into page protector sleeves.


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