Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3-11 year-olds, covering attainment targets for the National Literacy Strategy. Teaching letter shapes and joins through stimulating and motivating activities, this scheme leads the way to fast, fluent and legible handwriting. Whole-class teaching via Big Books and OHTs provides an effective focus, from which pupils can gain the confidence for their own practice through finger tracing, pencil tracing and independent writing via Practice Books. From the beginning, the application of Fine and Gross Motor skills plays an integral part in the development of a fluent hand. The teaching methods outlined in Penpals are linked to spelling and can help to improve overall attainment in writing. Foundation 2 prepares children for handwriting, consolidating motor control and introducing letter shapes through enjoyable Big Book activities.
Table of Contents
Component chart; Scope and sequence chart; Introduction; Parent information sheet; INSET sheet; Pencil hold and posture sheet; 1; Introducing long ladder letters: l,i,t,u,j,y; 2; Practising long ladder letters: l,i; 3; Practising long ladder letters: t,u; 4; Practising long ladder letter: j,y; 5; Practising all the long ladder letters; 6; Introducing one-armed robot letters: r,b,n,h,m,k,p; 7; Practising one-armed robot letters: b,n; 8; Practising one-armed robot letters: h,m; 9; Practising one-armed robot letters: k,p; 10; Practising all the one-armed robot letters; 11; Introducing capital letters: L,I,T,U,J,Y; 12; Introducing capital letters: R,B,N,H,M,K,P; 13; Introducing curly caterpillar letters: c,a,d,o,s,g,q,e,f: 14; Practising curly caterpillar letters: a,d; 15; Practising curly caterpillar letters: o,s; 16; Practising curly caterpillar letters: g,q; 17; Practising curly caterpilllar letters: e,f; 18; Practising all the curly caterpillar letters; 19; Introducing zig-zag letters: z,v,w,x; 20; Practising zig-zag letters: v,w,x; 21; Introducing capital letters: C,A,D,O,S,G,Q,E,F; 22; Introducing capital letters: Z,V,W,X; 23; Exploring ch, th and sh; Penpals writing mats (RH & LH); Photocopy masters