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Language Arts - 3rd

Handwriting: The Art of Beautiful Writing

Title: Handwriting: The Art of Beautiful Writing

Compliance Standard: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Writing

Subject: Language Arts

Summary: This lesson will introduce students to the importance of good handwriting and provide them with strategies to improve their own handwriting skills.

Topic: Handwriting

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the importance of good handwriting
  • Understand the basic principles of handwriting
  • Can improve their own handwriting skills


This lesson will be delivered through a combination of direct instruction, hands-on activities, and practice exercises.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Whiteboard or chalkboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Handwriting worksheets
  • Pencils or pens


Step 1: Introduction (10 minutes)

Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of good handwriting. Explain to students that handwriting is not just about making words legible, but also about expressing oneself through writing.

Step 2: Basic Principles of Handwriting (15 minutes)

Introduce students to the basic principles of handwriting, including letter formation, spacing, and slant. Use the whiteboard or chalkboard to demonstrate proper letter formation and spacing.

Step 3: Handwriting Practice (20 minutes)

Provide students with handwriting worksheets that focus on specific letters or words. Have them practice writing the letters or words using the correct letter formation and spacing.

Step 4: Peer Feedback (10 minutes)

Pair students up and have them exchange their worksheets. Instruct them to provide constructive feedback to their partners on their handwriting. Encourage students to focus on positive aspects as well as areas for improvement.

Step 5: Improvement Strategies (10 minutes)

Discuss strategies for improving handwriting, such as practicing regularly, using proper grip and posture, and paying attention to letter formation. Emphasize the importance of patience and persistence in developing good handwriting skills.

Step 6: Independent Practice (15 minutes)

Give students time to practice their handwriting independently. Provide them with additional worksheets or allow them to write a short paragraph using their improved handwriting skills.


  • Handwriting worksheets
  • Peer feedback
  • Independent practice


Assess students' handwriting skills based on their completed worksheets and their ability to apply the principles of handwriting during independent practice. Provide feedback and suggestions for improvement.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Writing

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