1st Grade - Penmanship And Printing

 
     
 
     
 
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1st
Writing
Penmanship and printing
Print legibly and space letters, words, and sentences appropriately.
Your child will be able to form the letters, words, and sentences clearly, appropriately, and with proper spacing.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Write your name on the following line.

(2)

What is the difference between a letter and a word?

(3)

What is the difference between a word and a sentence?

(4)

What happens if you don’t have spaces in the right place when you create a sentence?

(5)

Write your first and last name on the line below. Make sure you form all of the letters correctly and that you have a space in the appropriate spot.

Learning Tips

(1)

Worksheet Practice: To ensure that your child is properly forming the all of the letters of the alphabet, examine a piece of their writing very closely. Circle any letters that you feel are unclear or that are being formed incorrectly. Use the links to the websites listed below to create or print practice worksheets for letters that your child may need assistance with. Also, please make sure that you are aware how to properly form each letter. This will help to reduce any confusion in between you and your child.

http://www.learningpage.com/free_pages/galleries/basics.html

http://www.kidzone.ws/tracers/index.htm

 

 

(2)

Spaceman Spacer: This is a fun item that you and your child can create together. You will need either a tongue depressor a large popsicle stick, white paper, glue, or something to color with. To help your child remember to place spaces in between their words, create a Spaceman or Space woman Spacer by decorating the popsicle stick to look like a person wearing a spacesuit. After that have created their spacer, have them use it to check their work to ensure they properly spaced their words.

(3)

White Board Practice: Have your child practice writing letters, words and sentences on a white board as you dictate to them. Be sure to remind your child of proper letter formation and appropriate spacing between words.

(4)

Discrimination Activity: For this activity you will need to prepare a variety of sentence strips. On the sentence strips write letters, words, and sentences. For each sentence strips write some correctly and write others incorrectly. Have your child review each strip and place each strip into one of two piles, correct and incorrect. After they have sorted all of the strips, discuss the incorrect piles and have your child identify each error that was made on the incorrect strips.

(5)

Big Board Chart: Help your child to create their own reference chart to post near to where they complete their homework. The chart should be a list of reminders of items to check for before their homework is to be turned in. Did they form all of the letters correctly? Can the words and sentences be read easily? Did they use proper spacing in between all of the words?

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Practice properly forming both capital and lower case letters for each of the following letters. (Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee)

(2)

Practice properly forming both capital and lower case letters for each of the following letters. (Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj)

(3)

Practice properly forming both capital and lower case letters for each of the following letters. (Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo)

(4)

Practice properly forming both capital and lower case letters for each of the following letters. (Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt)

(5)

Practice properly forming both capital and lower case letters for each of the following letters. (Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz)

(6)

Words are made up of _______. (letters)

(7)

When words are placed together in the right order we can write _________. (sentences)

(8)

When you write a sentence, you need to have a _____ between each word. (space)

(9)

Underline the part of the sentence that is incorrect.

I wentto the baseball game.

(10)

Circle the part of the sentence that is incorrect.

Where didthey eat lunch?

(11)

Draw a box around the part of the sentence that is incorrect.

I like to eat candy.

(12)

What is wrong with this sentence?


He likes to go trick-or-treating.


  1. Needs a space

  2. Needs a smaller space

  3. Nothing



(13)

Practice writing your first and last name correctly on the lines below.

(14)

What is wrong with this sentence?


She didnot want to do her homework.


  1. Needs a space

  2. Needs a smaller space

  3. Nothing



(15)

Underline the part of the sentence that is incorrect.

Where did you buy that dress?

(16)

Circle the part of the sentence that is incorrect.

The tall boy needed to buynew shoes.

(17)

Draw a box around the part of the sentence that is incorrect.

The little boy had on a brown shirt.

(18)

What is wrong with this sentence?


The angry dogwent in the barn.


  1. Needs a space

  2. Needs a smaller space

  3. Nothing

(19)

What is wrong with this sentence?


I went to the beach this past weekend.


  1. Needs a space

  2. Needs a smaller space

  3. Nothing

(20)

What is wrong with this sentence?


The girl was sadthat her friend had to move.


  1. Needs a space

  2. Needs a smaller space

  3. Nothing

(21)

What is wrong with this sentence?


School is my favorite place to go.


  1. Needs a space

  2. Needs a smaller space

  3. Nothing

(22)

Underline the part of the sentence that is incorrect.

Thefast boat raced in the harbor.

(23)

Circle the part of the sentence that is incorrect

Why did the teacher want to see you?

(24)

Draw a box around the part of the sentence that is incorrect

Ican count in Spanish.

(25)

Underline the part of the sentence that is incorrect

Didthatgirl get a heircut?

 

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