- Format:Spiral bound
- Author(s):Gill Budgell, Kate Ruttle
- Available from: February 2016
Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3–11 year olds.
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The Year 3 Penpals for Handwriting Teacher’s Book provides clear step-by-step instructions on how to teach each unit including: An outline of the unit’s key learning whole-class teaching support linked to Penpals Interactive links to the use of the corresponding Practice Books and workbooks with suggestions for both group work and independent work. suggestions for extra practice and home practice. Guidance on common errors and what to do about them. You'll also find a full scope and sequence for the whole scheme showing progression of skills and links to English National Curriculum requirements, a beginning of year assessment to help you track pupil progress and photocopy masters for extra handwriting practice and homework. The Year 3 Teacher's Book provides teachers with clear guidance on how to consolidate the joins learnt in Year 2 and assist children to master more complicated joins. At this stage, children build on joining through a word with an understanding of break letters. They are taught and practise some trickier joins e.g. joining from s, from r, and to and from f. The emphasis is on legibility, consistency (e.g. parallel ascenders and descenders) and fluency, both in discrete handwriting lessons and in their independent writing.
Comprehensive support material, written by experts.
Step-by-step introduction and development of the unit objective.
Penpals links letter-formation practice with spelling patterns.
User-friendly portrait format in response to customer feedback.
Gives you the language to teach handwriting and to correct common errors.
- Term 1 1 Practising joining through the word in stages: no ascenders or descenders 2 Practising joining through the word in stages: parallel ascenders 3 Introducing joining from s to ascender 4 Introducing joining from s, no ascender 5 Introducing joining from s to an anticlockwise letter 6 Introducing joining from r to an ascender 7 Introducing joining from r, no ascender 8 Introducing joining from r to an anticlockwise letter 9 Introducing joining from r to e 10 Assessment: break letters Term 2 11 Introducing joining to f 12 Introducing joining from f to ascender 13 Introducing joining from f, no ascender 14 Introducing joining from f to an anticlockwise letter 15 Introducing ff 16 Introducing rr 17 Introducing ss 18 Introducing qu 19 Revising parallel ascenders and descenders 20 Assessment Term 3 21 Revising joins: letter spacing 22 Revising joins: spacing between words 23 Revising joins: consistency of size 24 Revising joins: fluency 25 Revising joins: parallel ascenders 26 Revising joins: parallel ascenders and descenders 27 Revising joins: anticlockwise letters 28 Revising break letters 29 Assessment: speed trial 30 Revisiting capital letters
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