Teaching with Letter-join
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- How do we introduce Letter-join for the first time in KS2?
- Letter-join includes a Handwriting Recovery Programme specifically aimed at older pupils who have not been introduced to a particular handwriting style before, or who need extra support in order to improve their handwriting. This is available with a school Letter-join subscription.
- Can Letter-join help to teach children with special needs?
- Letter-join is an excellent resource for teaching children with special educational needs, particularly dyslexia.
It delivers a multi-sensory approach to learning handwriting and Letter-join’s combination of interactive animations, games, activities and worksheets enables children to experience a range of visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and tactile factors of teaching and learning.
In addition, Letter-join’s Handwriting Recovery Programme offers a concise step-by-step intervention tailored to improve a specific skill in children whose handwriting is limited by difficulties with fine motor development, including left-handed children.
- How would I use Letter-join’s resources with a mixed age class?
- The aim of Letter-join’s Lesson Planners is to be flexible. The Lesson Planners are designed so that teachers can use them as a toolkit to support and reinforce the teaching of handwriting and they allow plenty of scope to respond to individual children’s needs.
Our advice would be to start with the Module for the younger year group in each class and then progress through the lessons at an appropriate pace suitable for that class. There are differentiation activities for Extra Practice and Extra Challenge listed in each section of the Modules.
- Is Letter-join Phonics a complete scheme?
- Letter-join’s Phonics resource is designed to support your school’s chosen phonics programme, it is not a complete scheme. Letter-join Phonics allows you to teach Phases 1 to 5 using the Letter-join printed or cursive fonts. The aim is to combine the teaching of phonics with handwriting. Letter-join phonics is a flexible resource, allowing teachers the opportunity to reinforce the children’s phonics learning as required.
- Is there any form of assessment to track pupil’s progress?
- Letter-join’s Handwriting Assessment Tracker Pack has been designed in line with National Curriculum targets for handwriting. It provides a complete scheme for assessing pupils’ progression in handwriting skills from Early Years to Year 6.
- Do you have a document that shows progression through the school?
- Letter-join has a Handwriting Progression document which models a whole school approach to handwriting using the Letter-join scheme.
This document is available to school subscribers.