[Surfnetkids: 10 Jun 2009] Handwriting

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#1. June 10, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Handwriting

by Barbara J. Feldman
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Handwriting Printable (** for premium members only)
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For children learning to write, practice is what makes perfect. And the Internet is a rich source of printable handwriting worksheets for all kinds of handwriting practice, including block letters, cursive, and D’Nealian script.

Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker
*****
In basic print, D’Nealian, or cursive, HandwrightingWorksheets.com offers custom worksheets in just a few clicks. Start by choosing your font and trace style (dot, dash or hollow) and then simply input your word list. Be sure not to separate your practice words with commas (like I did) because the comma will show up as a missing image file. If you’d like to use a sentence in your worksheet, instead of a word list, choose the large-size dot-trace basic print font. It provides two sentence formats to choose from: repeat your sentence on all five lines of the worksheet, or just on the first one.

Donna Young: Handwriting Lessons
*****
For use with her book “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” or on their own, Donna Young provides a humongous number of printable handwriting lessons. In addition to dozens of letter and word worksheets, Young has reproduced George Washington’s “Rules of Decent Behavior” as a copy work assignment. It has Washington’s pithy quotes on one-half of the page, with a blank ruled page for the student to copy the rules on the opposite site. This has nothing to do with handwriting, but I really liked this rule: “In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming voice, nor drum with your fingers or feet.”

First-School: Handwriting Worksheets
*****
Visit First-School for their single-letter worksheets in block or D’Nealian font, blank printable writing paper, writing paper with seasonal themes, and printable story paper to encourage creative writing. They also have a big stash of pre-writing skill development, such as printable mazes and dot-to-dots. But best of all are the color words, number writing, days of the week, and months of the year worksheets.

… Click to continue Handwriting.

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Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Handwriting Printable
Dot to Dot Printable
Alphabet Fun Printable

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#6.Quote of the Week

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” ~~ Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) 33rd President of the United States.

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