ESOL Ww/E2.2a Produce legible text

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(i) Identify situations where legible, correctly formed handwriting is important
(ii) Understand the impression handwriting gives, and the personal features of a learner's own handwriting, e.g. consistency of direction and formation of letters, spacing between words, size of letters, writing on the line
(iii) Understand the importance of word-processing, and where there is a need to produce word-processed texts
(iv) Develop increasing legibility and fluency of handwriting, as appropriate to learners' needs, concentrating on their own specific areas for improvement

Example of application and level
Record work done in class, using clear, legible handwriting or clear, well-spaced word-processed text.

Sample activities

  • From an initial discussion of situations where legibility and fluency of handwriting are particularly important (e.g. on job applications) learners examine examples of good and bad handwriting discuss why they are good or bad, e.g. inconsistency of direction, spacing, size of letters. They then examine their own handwriting using the criteria identified. Where needed, learners are given exercises to improve direction, consistency, etc.
  • In groups, learners look at contexts for writing (e.g. note for a friend, shopping list, letter to confirm attendance at interview), and decide where it is  important to use a word processor.

Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum (DfES, 2001) (pp164-5)

Handwriting practice sheets for class and homework, plus a handy sheet of blank (double lined) handwriting paper.

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