This photocopiable book provides practice for children writing the letters of the alphabet by hand.
27 of the pages are for the lower case letters of the alphabet. These include both versions of the letter k.
There are also 27 pages for both upper and lower case letters (including both versions of the letter k).
It is important that children begin to learn to read and write at the same time. Learning the shape of each letter symbol is crucial to learning how to recognise it. The hand movements used in the formation act as an aid to memory, not only to the shape but also the other features associated with each letter, i.e. its sound and its name.
Some letters are formed by an initial anticlockwise movement of the hand, 'a, c, d, e, g, o, q'.
Some letters are formed by a straight line down, back up, then a clockwise hand movement, 'b, h, m, n, p, r'.
Some letters are formed by a straight line down followed by a turn, 'i, j, l, t, y, u'.
The letters 'k, v, w, x, z' are formed from straight lines only.
The letters 's, f' have an anticlockwise turn followed by a clockwise turn..
The relevant hand movement for each letter is described at the beginning of the book.
The font for these activities is the Dotted Sassoon Primary Infant font which is the standard font on page 196 of the Letters and Sounds guidance documents.