Teaching Handwriting: Methods & Strategies


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All of the following are components of handwriting instruction EXCEPT for which?

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1. Why is it important to teach proper pencil grip in the elementary grades?

2. Which of the following is a component of legibility?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will quickly and effectively measure your understanding of handwriting education. You will need to describe the main components of this instruction as well as the significance of proper pencil grip.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to find out what you know about:

  • Fundamental elements of handwriting instruction
  • Why pencil grip is such an important aspect of early handwriting instruction
  • The order letters need to be taught in

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as, one of the first letters a student should be taught
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the letter that should always be taught with b
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about legibility

Additional Learning

To find out more about this type of instruction, review the lesson titled Teaching Handwriting: Methods & Strategies. Included in this lesson are topics like:

  • Manuscript vs. cursive writing
  • The importance of handwriting to students with ADHD
  • The order of importance placed on the different components of handwriting