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ERIC Number: ED011586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul-13
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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HANDWRITING, EXPLORATION OF HANDWRITING SKILLS WITH HEAD START CHILDREN.
RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GIVEN FOR STARTING CHILDREN ON LEARNING HANDWRITING SKILLS. FROM OBSERVATIONS MADE OF SOME 5-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN IN PROJECT HEADSTART, THE AUTHOR DEVELOPED THE DESCRIBED PROCEDURES "TO GET CHILDREN WRITING LEGIBLY BUT NOT NECESSARILY BEAUTIFULLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE." SOME OF THE SUBJECTS DISCUSSED WERE (1) BEST SIZE OF LETTERS FOR CHILDREN TO MAKE WHEN STARTING TO WRITE, (2) TEACHING CHILDREN NOT TO START LETTERS FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WRITING SPACE WHICH CAUSES SOME LETTERS TO BE INVERTED SUCH AS "M" FOR "W", (3) USE OF FINGER TRACING OF LETTERS TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN BETTER FORMS AND RHYTHM IN LETTER FORMATION, (4) A 6-DAY SEQUENCE FOR TEACHING LETTER FORMATION, (5) A METHOD FOR EVALUATING HANDWRITING PROGRESS, (6) TECHNIQUES FOR IDENTIFYING THE LEFT- OR RIGHT-HANDED CHILD, AND (7) SAMPLES OF LESSONS, GAMES, AND ACTIVITIES THAT COULD BE USED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF HANDWRITING INSTRUCTION. THIS MATERIAL WAS DEVELOPED AS PART OF "PROJECT LITERACY," A BASIC RESEARCH AND CURRICULUM-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN AREAS OF EDUCATION RELEVANT TO THE ACQUISITION OF LITERACY SKILLS. (JH)
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Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START; PROJECT LITERACY