Kids recognize the visual differences between letters.
What are the 4 Different Visual Perceptual pages in LOOK at LETTERS? Page 1: X Marks the Spot! Page 2: I SPY Letters Page! Page 3: Hide Letters! Page 4: Letter Clip Cards! See sample pages at the link!
Kids say unique ”Letter Stories” to learn each letter’s kinesthetic formation.
How do you use LETTER STORY cards? 1- Read LETTER STORY: Adult reads a LETTER STORY to students. Using a writing tool or her finger, she models the LETTER STORY. 2- Repeat LETTER STORY: Adult reads the LETTER STORY again, while demonstrating the movement. Students recite it back to teacher. 3- FINGER FIRST: Now the child has a turn to perform the LETTER STORY movement – with only a finger to start! 4- RAINBOW WRITING: Using broken crayon pieces (to improve pencil grasp), child forms the letter many times, saying the LETTER STORY each time. See this resource at the link!
Kids use Fine Motor Mats to make letters with Play-Doh!
What are the 4 Different Hands-On Pages in MAKE LETTERS? Page 1: MAKE Letters with Play-doh! Page 2: Identify Words! Page 3: More Hands-On! Page 4: Shapes and Letters! See this resource at the link!
Kids write letters using a scaffolded approach to build skills.
What is the approach used in MASTER LETTERS? Scaffolded Handwriting Practice: • Letters are grouped by similar formation to help kids learn • Letters are presented from larger to smaller • A bottom writing line is introduced gradually • Children circle letters aligned on the writing line to increase awareness See this link to learn more!
Teach Handwriting using the LOOK, LISTEN, MAKE, MASTER process!
The unique Handwriting Help for Kids program of instruction addresses fundamental skills that are necessary for successful handwriting. Developed by occupational therapist, Dr. Lisa Marnell, in this program handwriting is acquired through intentionally teaching necessary handwriting skills, including visual perception, fine motor skill, and the kinesthetic "feel" for letter formation. Research-based, this one-of-a-kind comprehensive program includes 4 distinct resources for recognizing and creating all of the UPPERCASE and lower case letters. The unique process of teaching letters that is used by Handwriting Help for Kids is described as: LOOK, LISTEN, MAKE, MASTER!
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Kids learn "Handwriting Rules" to guide their attention to writing!
Children master handwriting legibility. Over 70 writing activities address the most common handwriting problems. This fun program is ideal for second grade students. It is also suitable for older kids with poor handwriting legibility. WRITE WELL is organized according to the “Handwriting Rules”: *Write on the Line * Size Letters Correctly * Space Words Well * Write with Capitals and Periods * Space Well at the Right Margin
Kids master the basics of cursive handwriting in a playful manner!
Developed by an occupational therapist, CREATE CURSIVE is a Ride-the-Wave, ocean-themed handwriting instruction and practice workbook that brings cursive writing to life! Children master the kinesthetic “feel” for letter groups as they ride ocean waves. This fun program is for third grade and older, although it is suitable for younger students as well.
Learn numbers with SPIDER STORIES!
What makes LEARN NUMBERS with Spider Stories unique? 1- This resource teaches writing strokes needed for numbers (CRAWL ALONGS, DROP DOWNS, BUMP JUMPS). Kids learn the pencil strokes they need for numbers! 2- The “Spider’s Favorite Room” is used to teach numbers. The spider teaches the numbers in a pretend room that has a light wall on the left side and a dark wall on the right side. 3- Hands-on learning is the focus of this resource. Kids make numbers through participating in four different fine motor activities. These include using Wikki Stix, Playdoh, fingerpaint, and using crayon pieces.