Learners practise handwriting every week starting from forming letters and progressively improving to writing dictated words and sentences neatly and legibly. Variations to this suggestion should be made by giving more letter patterns and short words for learners who have demonstrated the competence in writing legibly, from left to right. The progression to writing longer words and phrases should be accelerated among such learners. This is intended to take care of differentiated curriculum and learning. For those struggling handwriting, more time could be spent encouraging them to copy for clarity and legibility.
Specific Learning Outcomes
By the end of the sub strand, the learner should be able to:-
- form letters correctly in terms of shape and size for effective communication,
- draw letter patterns correctly for neat handwriting,
- write from left to right to communicate effectively.
Suggested Learning Experiences
- Learners copy letter patterns.
- Learners practice correct letter formation from models in on the board, chart or pattern books.
- Learners draw and label objects.
- Learners practise writing letters and words from left to right.
- Learners join dots to complete patterns/ letters.
Key Inquiry Question(s)
- How do you sit when writing?
- How do you write this letter?
- How do you take care of your exercise books?
Core Competences to be developed: Self efficacy through practice of correct letter formation.
Link to PCIs: Life skills-Effective communication
Links to other subjects :All subjects require legibility in handwriting.
Suggested non-formal activity to support learning: Look at how other people form letters and compare the formations with what they learnt.
Suggested Learning Resources: Realia, charts, pictures/ photographs and illiustrations of writing.
Link to Values: Responsibitiy (learners draw and label objects)
Suggested Community Service Learning activities: Help those who cannot write by showing them how to write.
Suggested assessment: Oral questions, portfolio, observation
Suggested Formative Assessment Rubric
Learner consistently writes letters and words, whose forms are legible in terms of size and shape .All the letters and words are on the line, and are well spaced.
Learner writes letters and words, whose forms are legible in terms of size and shape. All the letters and words are on the line, and are well spaced.
With assistance, learner writes letters and words, whose forms are legible in terms of size and shape. Some of the letters and words are not on the line, and are not well spaced.
The learner is unable to write letters and words, whose forms are legible in terms of size, shape and spacing.