Supporting 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders with Double Lines
Learning Without Tears’ A+ Worksheet Maker uses the same double lines and font as our handwriting student editions to promote legible writing. Students practicing correct letter formation need consistent lines to control their letter size, spacing, and placement.
In Third Grade, we recommend practicing print and cursive with Regular Double Lines and transitioning to Narrow Double Lines as children are ready.
In Fourth Grade, children should be writing on Narrow Double Lines. We recommend transitioning Fifth Graders from Narrow Double Lines to Single Lines.
Providing Practice at Every Stage
To supplement our handwriting curriculum, teachers are encouraged to use activities from A Click Away, the Integrated Print and Digital Solution, and A+ Worksheet Maker to provide children with additional writing practice. This is the only worksheet maker that allows you to use the unique, easy Handwriting Without Tears font for letter formation success.
For cursive success, use these three instructional stages to create additional worksheets appropriate for students.
Stage 1: Direction Instruction
The child watches as the teacher writes then imitates. Create worksheets with tricky cursive connections to use during direct instruction.
Stage 2: Guided Practice
The child looks at the completed model of a letter, word, or sentence and copies it to match the model. Use guided practice as an opportunity to practice spelling words in cursive.
Stage 3: Independent Practice
The child writes unassisted, without a demonstration or a model. Create graphic organizers using A+ worksheet Maker to help students structure their independent writing responses.
Writing Across the Curriculum with 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Worksheets
Reinforce good handwriting habits in all subjects!
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Encourage fourth graders to use important story elements by creating a graphic organizer for students to complete as a pre-writing activity.
Extend science and social studies lessons by having fifth graders write opinion pieces on topics covered.
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