Supporting Second 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 Second Grade, we recommend using our Regular Double Lines to practice print and cursive.
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 handwriting 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. For example, model writing new vocabulary words as children imitate on their corresponding worksheet.
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.
Stage 3: Independent Practice
The child writes unassisted, without a demonstration or a model. Create a worksheet to practice word families by having children write rhyming words.
Writing Across the Curriculum with 2nd Grade Worksheets
Reinforce good handwriting habits in all subjects!
Use A+ Worksheet Maker with second graders to reinforce cross-curricular topics in writing. For example, create a prompt and outline for students to practice nonfiction or “how to” writing.
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