Author(s): Jane Pinsker
(NZ Year 4) The Targeting Handwriting NSW Year 3 Student Book focuses on teaching the basic joins. Features of the book includes: - Diagonal joins, drop-in joins and horizontal joins - Letters that don't join - Letters with exits and entries as a useful and practical transitional stage between printing and cursive - Tracking exercises to introduce exits, entries and joins. Handwriting is one of the most crucial skills students will develop in primary school. Targeting Handwriting covers the handwriting curriculum in a clear and structured way, with content directly linked to NSW syllabus outcomes. Writing is a vital, compelling form of communication. Children need to write every day, for a variety of purposes and for a variety of audiences. To be competent writers, their handwriting needs to be fluent and legible. The teaching of handwriting is an essential part of the writing curriculum.