Let the Dissection Begin!
In the Size Matters Handwriting Program, we want students to fully understand all the Letter Lines that comprise a letter. To achieve that end, we take the letters apart.
Kind of like disassembling a toaster or car engine.
Once students identify, take inventory and appreciate how the parts fit together, they can better reassemble and rebuild them.
Letter construction is no different. In fact, our Practice Framework encourages it. More specifically and in response to the research, it acknowledges that the more students are given information regarding goal attainment, the more likely they are to buy-in, find satisfaction and achieve their goals.
Toward that end, we give the children lots of information. Meaningful information. And their first surgical opportunity.
Watch the video to see how.