Monday, November 5, 2012

Handwriting Meets Classroom Book

I shared a while back about a strategy I use for teaching proper letter formation.  (If you'd like to read about that, go here.)  This post is about what I did with all the purple and green letters I made - 26 to be exact.  They were transformed into a book of course.  



Just this week I saw one little reader choose the book during Daily 5.  She sat there and traced every single letter from beginning to end.  I thought it was pretty cool to watch.




When in doubt, turn things that might otherwise find a place on a dusty shelf into a book.

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10 comments:

  1. How cute! Love to see them reading class books!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, this class LOVES them even more than normal. :)

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  2. What a great idea! I am going to have to do this!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First!

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    1. Jenny, thanks for letting me think it's an idea worthy of trying out.

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  3. I love that idea! I think this idea would work great with my son. He's a preschooler but I think it would help him with his letters.
    ஐRikki
    The Hive

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    1. Rikki, I hope it does help. Good luck!

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  4. Oh, TAMMY!
    I love this post! I am trying to find a SUPER hand-writer as we speak to help me make these Alphabet cards. I think your idea and this technique is AMAZING and the kids would definitely connect with it! I am still in awe of how PERFECT your handwriting is! BRAVO on that! I am a sideways lefty and boy, do I know it!

    Julie

    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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    1. Julie, I hope if you give this technique a try that it helps. It doesn't fix all issues, but it works pretty well for most kids...even lefties. :)

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  5. I love this idea. It makes sense. I am going to do this!Thansk Tammy

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    1. Thanks Melissa. I hope it works for you!

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