Use this intro section to expand on the importance of lined paper in handwriting practice.
To become successful and fluent writers, children need to prepare for all styles of paper. From kindergarten to first grade and beyond, our double lines quickly teach children how to place letters. Small letters fit in the middle space, tall letters go in the top space, descending letters go in the bottom space.
Most Handwriting Paper is Confusing
As shown below, many children have trouble understanding multiple lines. Learning to follow multiple lines is as confusing as learning to drive on a four-lane freeway. When you look at a blue line at the top, a dotted line in the middle, a red line on the bottom, and another blue line below, it’s easy to see why so many children have trouble.
Double Lines for Practice
LWT uses simple double lines that are easy to follow. This prevents line confusion and promotes neatness. The bottom line keeps the writing straight and the top line controls size. Many letters fit between the double lines, and 19 out of 26 letters begin on the top line. Children find it easy to place the letters that go above or below when there are only two lines. Children demonstrate more handwriting control, confidence, and size consistency learning on double lines.
Double lines also help children place letters correctly, eliminating line confusion. The baseline guides placement, and the midline controls the size of letters. Students who struggle with start and placement on other styles of paper succeed on double lines.
Links to Our Handwriting Printables and Templates
We recognize that the child’s world is filled with myriad styles of paper. Though we teach handwriting on the easiest style of paper for students to use, we also incorporate line transition activities into our worksheets and teacher’s guides to facilitate the teacher’s ability to teach line generalization and the student’s ability to write on any paper style. To view these worksheets and teaching materials, please browse below.
Free Printables and Templates
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