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Teacher Inquiry - Handwriting:

Teacher Inquiry - Handwriting Missy Snyder

Phase 1: Read about teacher research:

Phase 1: Read about teacher research Reading Rockets is a web-site that is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Phase 2: Identify an issue to investigate:

Phase 2: Identify an issue to investigate I can remember being told when I started writing, I wrote with my left hand.

Phase 3: Develop a plan to learn:

Phase 3: Develop a plan to learn After seeing Professor Myers’s handwriting, I was amazed at how her letters were always written in a horizontally line on the board.

Phase 4: Share the plan with Dr. Keat:

Phase 4: Share the plan with Dr. Keat On a visit from Dr. Keat , we were asked to write down the topic we chose to investigate.

Phase 5: Gather information and keep records :

Phase 5: Gather information and keep records Handwriting Without Tears

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In Education 320, we were given the option to write our Explicit Fluency Instruction Strategy on chart paper.

Phase 6: Read others’ data on the issue:

Phase 6: Read others’ data on the issue Why teach handwriting ? Reading Rockets Handwriting Without Tears

Phase 7: Data:

Phase 7: Data Teach children consistent formation of letters using a continuous stroke if possible. Focus initially on learning the motor pattern rather than perfect legibility or size. For children at beginning stages of reading and spelling, integrate handwriting instruction with instruction in letter sounds.

Phase 8: Notes on what I’ve noticed:

Phase 8: Notes on what I’ve noticed DEVELOPMENTAL TEACHING ORDER

Handwriting and Common Core Standards:

Handwriting and Common Core Standards Reading Standards Language Standards Writing Standards Language Standards

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Writing to Read is a new Carnegie Corporation report published by the Alliance for Excellent Education which finds that while reading and writing are closely connected, writing is an often-overlooked tool for improving reading skills and content learning.

Phase 9: Summarize:

Phase 9: Summarize Relatively modest investments of instructional time devoted to handwriting — perhaps the equivalent of ten or fifteen minutes daily — may pay off in preventing later writing problems, including difficulties with higher -level composition skills .

Phase 10: What I’ve learned about myself and how it’s going to help me be a better teacher:

Phase 10: What I’ve learned about myself and how it’s going to help me be a better teacher Teaching kids to write upper and lower-case letters helps them master letters and punctuation marks, the same ones they decode while learning to read. Hand writing actually trains the brain.

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References Forhan , M. (2011, February 24). Why bother teaching handwriting . Retrieved from http://www.alphabetworkout.com/alphabites/why - bother -teaching-handwriting Graham, S., & Hebert, M. (2010). Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading . Retrieved from http://carnegie.org / fileadmin /Media/Publications/WritingToRead_01.pdf Handwriting Without Tears. (2012). Handwriting without tears a complete handwriting curriculum for all children . Retrieved from http:// www.hwtears.com / hwt Reading Rockets. (2012). Top 9 writing apps . Retrieved from http:/ / www.readingrockets.org /teaching/reading101/writing / literacyapps_writing / Spear - Swerling , L. (2006). The importance of teaching handwriting . Retrieved from http:// www.readingrockets.org /article/27888/

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