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Last updated 27 November 2012 08:57 by NZTecAdmin
  • For those new to the Roman alphabet, provide practice in tracing letters before copying, followed by writing. Focus on a small number of letters and allow learners time to practise them intensively until formation is mastered.
  • The size of the model print seems to be important at this initial stage. Use print that is significantly larger than usual – at least size 48 font or equivalent.
  • Model the accepted way of forming the letter. Many learners may need to be taught exactly where to begin a letter and in which direction to move the pen.
  • Discuss and reinforce the established conventions for letter formation.
  • Check for correct pen position. The correct position can enhance fluency, but be aware that many fluent writers use pen positions that may appear awkward.
  • Context is always important. Whenever possible, provide opportunities for learners to practise letter formation in the context of short, personally meaningful words.
  • Practise, practise, practise!




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