The Targeting Handwriting Year 2 Student Book focuses on lower-and upper-case letters, letters in words and sentences, numerals and punctuation.
Features of the book include:
Patterning exercises are included to refresh students' memories
An assessment page is featured at the end of each section
Two pages of tracing, tracking and independent writing exercises for each letter
The seahorse character is featured on some sets of lines only as the handwriting
Alternative formation is offered for some upper-case letters to assist left-handed students
Students trace and copy words that have a common phonic element or are commonly found in Year 2 spelling lists
Students trace and copy sentences containing the focus letter
Self-assessment exercises are included.
Handwriting is one of the most crucial skills students will develop in primary school. Targeting Handwriting covers the handwriting curriculum in a clear and structured way, with content linked to Western Australian Strand Outcome Statements. To be competent writers, students' handwriting needs to be fluent and legible. Regular practice, three to four times a week in fine motor skills and in letter formation will ensure the development of good handwriting habits.