with a sample word list!
- K-2ndSpelling: Begins with 'd'
- K-2ndWTW Letter-Name Alphabetic
- 3rd-5thReading: Tricky Words
- 3rd-5thWTW Within Word Patterns
Note: Although this activity is designed for the grade levels above, it can also be used as a remediation or enrichment activity at any grade level with an appropriate word list.
- Foundational Skills
What? Handwriting provides students with the opportunity to practice their penmanship while reinforcing their knowledge of spelling or vocabulary words. More...Less
Children learn to read, write, and spell with better accuracy and automaticity when they first learn to write words by hand. As students are learning new patterns in spelling, sight words, and high frequency words, they have a better chance of retaining these words when given the opportunity to write them down.
When? As early as kindergarten, when students are learning the alphabetic principles, they should be taught how to properly form their letters. More...Less
Having this knowledge will help them with decoding and encoding words and sentences in the future. As students enter third grade, cursive writing is introduced. Spelling and vocabulary words provide opportunities to practice writing in cursive.
How to teach: Learning to print starts with teaching students how to grip a pencil. More...Less
From there, many teachers have students write letters in the air or use their fingers to write the letter on their desk before introducing paper and pencil practice. Students also benefit from tracing letters in words, as this guide helps them visually and kinesthetically. When learning cursive writing, students should be taught tips such as tilting their paper and relaxing their grip, as well as how to recognize, form, and connect cursive letters.
Play to learn: Teachers or students select a list to turn into a Handwriting practice worksheet. More...Less
They then customize the worksheet based on options for font, case, letter size, directional arrows, slant direction, and whether the student is left- or right-handed.
Teaching Tip: Handwriting practice allows teachers and students to create customizable handwriting worksheets to practice letter formation for print and cursive writing using their spelling and vocabulary words as the source of practice. More...Less
VocabularySpellingCity offers a variety of type styles, including Print (similar to Zaner-Bloser), D'Nealian Manuscript, Cursive, and even Sign Language. For students who need more support with handwriting, turn Arrows on and select Large for the letter size.