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A Checklist of Handwriting Skills

OK Needs
Review
1. Performance observation
pen or pencil is held properly [ ] [ ]
paper is positioned at a normal slant [ ]
[ ]
writing posture is acceptable [ ] [ ]
writing speed is acceptable [ ] [ ]
. Correct letter formation
closed letters are closed [ ]
[ ]
looped letters are looped [ ]
[ ]
stick letters are not loops [ ]
[ ]
is and js are dotted directly above [ ] [ ]
xs and ts are crossed accurately [ ]
[ ]
ms and ns have the correct number of humps [ ]
[ ]
all lowercase letters begin on the line (unless they
follow b, o, v, or w) [ ] [ ]
b, o, v, and w end above the line [ ] [ ]
all lowercase letters end on the line [ ] [ ]
vs and us are clearly delineated [ ] [ ]
connecting strokes of v and y are clearly not ry and ry [ ] [ ]
uppercase letters are correctly or acceptably formed; [ ] [ ]
numbers are correctly formed [ ] [ ]
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writing is smooth, not choppy [ ] [ ]
pencil pressure appears even [ ] [ ]
words appear to be written as complete units [ ] [ ]
letter connection is smooth [ ] [ ]
%. &etter si'e( slant( and s)acing
lowercase letters are uniform in size [ ] [ ]
uppercase letters are clearly [ ] [ ]
uppercase letters are uniform in size [ ] [ ]
tail lengths are consistent and do not interfere with
letters on the line below [ ] [ ]
tall letters are a consistent height and are clearly taller
than other letters [ ] [ ]
writing it not too small or too large [ ] [ ]
slant of letters is acceptable [ ] [ ]
slant of letters is consistent [ ] [ ]
spacing of letters and words is consistent [ ] [ ]
*. St#dent attit#de toward writing
students opinion of his writing skills [ ] [ ]
writing is hard [ ] [ ]
writes too slowly [ ] [ ]
feels good about writing [ ] [ ]
+. Overall teacher eval#ation
Teacher Recommendation:
[ ] !ou appear to write smoothly and easily" !our letters are formed
correctly"
#etter size, slant, and spacing are good" !our writing is neat and
legible" $t is not necessary for you to complete the handwriting
e%ercises"
[ ] !ou appear to write smoothly and easily" !ou have developed
your own writing
style which is acceptable, neat and legible" $t is not necessary for you
to complete the handwriting e%ercises"
[ ] !ou appear to write smoothly and easily" &owever, your letter
formation,
neatness, and legibility need some work" 'lease complete the
handwriting
e%ercises"
[ ] (riting seems to be difficult for you" !ou need practice in
handwriting skills"
'lease complete the handwriting e%ercises"
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