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1. Why do children need direct instruction for handwriting?

  • Structured handwriting lessons lead to improved writing performance, academic success, and overall student self-esteem
    (Graham and Harris, 2005; Graham, Harris, and Fink 2000; Berninger et al. 1997; Jones and Christensen 1999).
  • Research has proven that there is a positive correlation between better handwriting skills and increased academic performance in reading and writing. When students spend less time concentrating on the basics of letter formation, ‚Äústudents can better focus on the planning and thought organization that is required for effective composition
    (lbid p. 3).
  • When handwriting becomes automatic in this way, students are able to use higher-order and creative thinking process for idea production rather than text composition.
    (Rosenblaum, S., Weiss, P., and Parush, S. Op cit p. 42).
  • Children who experience difficulty mastering handwriting may avoid writing and decide that they cannot write, leading to arrested writing development
    (Graham, Harris, and Fink 2000).
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