Tag Archives: handwriting

Idea 248: SPaG Lesson on Capital Letters, FREE 4-way Differentiated Worksheets

These resources are great for a standalone ‘review’ lesson to reinforce the need to ABC: ‘Always Be Checking’! It seems that right the way through primary school, even the most capable of writers will continue to forget to put in … Continue reading

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Idea 242: BRILLIANT Free Online Handwriting Tool

This is one of those things that some people seem to have been using for ages but that I’ve only just discovered! This is an interactive online resource which records the handwriting that you input and then plays it back … Continue reading

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Idea 227: Improving Handwriting with Guide Sheet

I do short daily handwriting sessions at my school, and the recommended resource we had was a booklet printed in green and yellow that split a standard writing line into 3 lines, to give space for ascenders and descenders. It … Continue reading

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Idea 222: Paired Handwriting

Struggling to improve the handwriting of your pupils? Find handwriting sessions to be a bit boring and really not helping the children who need it the most? Try paired handwriting! This is a simple idea but very effective. One handwriting … Continue reading

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Idea 137: Spelling Blitz

Every Friday we have our weekly spelling test. I start the lesson by eliciting the spelling words and writing them on the board. After I have the words of the week on the board, we play a few rounds of … Continue reading

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Idea 61 for Beginner Handwriting

MAGIC FINGER. No materials. All students. Activity: Before the children start practising writing letters in their books, I have them first write the letter in the air with their fingers and count the amount of strokes needed to complete it. … Continue reading

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