CBC PP1 Curriculum Design- sub strand 4.3 Writing Posture
Specific Learning Outcomes
By the end the sub strand, learners should be able to:
a) Sit appropriately when scribbling, drawing or writing in class.
b) Enjoy participating in activities for writing posture in and out of class.
Suggested Learning Experiences
• Encourage learners to practise after demonstrating the appropriate writing posture.
• In pairs, learners practise the correct writing posture.
• Learners could recite rhymes on the appropriate writing posture as they write.
• Learners could view a video clip demonstrating the correct writing posture and practice it.
• In pairs and groups learners could practise the appropriate writing posture. One of the learners could recite a writing posture rhyme as others practise it.
• Learners could be involved in scribbling and drawing and be encouraged to use the appropriate writing posture.
1. How do we sit when writing?
2. How do we position a book when writing?
3. Where do we place our left hand when writing?
4. How do we position the right hand while writing?
5. Where do you place your feet while writing?
Core Competence: Communication and collaboration, Learning to learn, Digital literacy.
Link to PCI: Citizenship: Social Integration
Life skills Education: Self-awareness, Self esteem
Link to Values: Responsibility
Links to other activity areas:
Psychomotor and Creative Activities
Suggested community service learning
Organise learners to visit a library in the neighbourhood. Guide them to identify those sitting in the correct or incorrect writing posture. They sing the writing posture rhyme or song as they demonstrate.
Suggested Non-formal activity to support learning through application Organise for learners to participate in an inter-class language contest that incorporates games and play relating to writing posture.
Suggested assessment: Oral questions, observation, portfolio
Teaching/Learning Resources: Books, video clips, recorded rhymes, poems.
Suggested Assessment Rubrics
Consistently uses correct reading posture with right and left hands well set, legs firmly grounded and book correctly positioned.
Uses correct reading posture with right and left hands well set, legs firmly grounded and book correctly positioned most of the time.
Uses correct reading posture with right and left hands well set, legs firmly grounded and book correctly positioned sometimes
With guidance, positions right and left hands well and legs firmly grounded but does not sustain appropriate writing posture.