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ERIC Number: ED261364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-18
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The Personification Method of Instruction in Penmanship.
Ardino, Jo Tagliente
Efficient handwriting plays an important role in strengthening virtually all other school skills. One method of teaching handwriting involves personifying the letters in order to make writing more interesting, meaningful, and fun. The first lesson shows students the correct sitting position and the proper way to hold a pen. The next lesson has the students watching the teacher write small letters on the board, one by one, while they imitate the letters on their paper. After the teacher is satisfied that the students have copied the letters of the alphabet, the teacher demonstrates on the chalkboard the difference between legible and illegible letters and words. This is followed by a story about the letters that relates small letters as children and the capital letters as adults. Then the teacher and students proceed to take each letter, one by one, and personify it. The same is done with capital letters. The object of these lessons is to teach good posture, correct movement, the formation of legible letters, efficient speed, and images of structure so as to guide the correct letter forms. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A