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ERIC Number: ED108227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Development of Beginning Handwriting Instruction: Level One.
Supple, Ginny; And Others
The 1971-1972 developmental tryout of level one of the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) Composition Skills Program is described in this report, and results obtained in a wide range of school locations are detailed. Level one is designed to promote beginning manuscript printing skills and is normally administered in kindergarten. A variety of materials were utilized, and five types of lessons were provided within each of the following five six-week units: letter formation, letter formation practice, written and oral exercises, word formation exercises, and criterion checks. In addition to these lesson types, a set of flashcards was provided which included 26 cards with capital and lower-case letters on the front of each card and 9 flashcards containing the digits one through nine. The handwriting program was tried out in a total of four kindergarten classes in four districts divided by socioeconomic level and predominant ethnic composition. The level-one materials and procedures were found to be highly effective in promoting letter formation and in generating positive pupil attitudes toward handwriting facilities. Specific revisions as a result of the tryout are detailed, and the revised teacher's guide is included. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
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