sky…grass…dirt handwriting paper
As students become increasingly reliant on communication via digital devices, some educators have shifted their focus from handwriting instruction to teaching keyboarding instead. In the 21st century classroom, keyboarding is undoubtedly necessary, but teaching this skill in lieu of handwriting can leave students at a disadvantage. If handwriting isn’t learned and practised (especially in the earlier year levels), students are not given the opportunity to experience the related benefits of this skill that has been shown to increase brain activation and impact performance across all academic subjects.
When handwriting becomes automatic and fluent, students can focus on spelling, and then in time they can focus on the planning and thought organisation that is required for effective composition.
This photocopiable handwriting paper has been designed to develop children’s spatial awareness of where letters sit proportionately on lines. There are 5 sizes available, with the smallest size being that of an actual 7mm ruled workbook. These pages also come with an A4 poster that displays the analogy of sky, grass, dirt.
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