America is not a nation of spellers. Teachers and parents alike are trying to find ways to reinforce what students are learning at home. Penmanship, handwriting and spelling are not an exception. Students spend very little time practicing these skills. Technology has come up with amazing ways to abridge this traditional gap. For the spelling case, new boxes fonts programs are making incredible progress at teaching students these concepts. The idea of word shape box fontsis definitely not new but has been gaining ground with technological advancement. There are programs in the market that can be used to create hundred of printable word shape worksheets using boxes fonts. In either a portrait or landscape orientation. The procedure is always:
1. Pick a word.
3. Chose a font that you like.
4. Chose a font the words.
5. Pick a font for the letter boxes.
6. Pick a size for the letter boxes.
7. …. and print
These word shape boxes fonts can greatly help students spell letters and recognize word shapes. They may be customized to reinforce individual letter formation or whole word recognition. They are awesome for spelling lists, word wall words, word study and… much more. Students think about the shape of the letters and learn their external structure.
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Ramon Abajo, Handwriting Expert & Teacher of the Year