By Breda Courtney Murphy – Practising Primary Teacher
One pack – Senior Infants. A whole year’s writing in just one pack. The art of handwriting hasn’t changed. Mrs Murphy’s Copies are going back to basics. These copies will save teachers hours of preparatory work as they will never need to dot a copy again. Instructions for Good Posture, Writing and Pencil Grip on inside cover. Fully cursive copies for 1st & 2nd classes to follow.
Revision of 26 lower case letters
Development of 26 capital letters
Revision/Assessment pages throughout the copy
Sentence writing using HFW with a phonetic approach
Revision/Assessment pages to be used for dictation as the teacher requires
Pre-cursive approach to writing.
Graded writing developed in a structured way. Children begin with writing patterns, leading to writing letters, words and sentences with confidence and fluency.
Junior Infant children can start their Pattern Copy on day 1 of the new school year.
All 26 Letters
All 26 letters included (Junior Infants – lower case, Senior Infants – capital letters).
Designed with a phonics approach – CVC and rhyming words in Junior Infants, consonant and vowel digraphs in Senior Infants.
HFW used in phrases and sentences.
These copies allow for differentiation as children progress through the writing stages at their own pace under teacher guidance and supervision.
Children frequently struggle with letter heights. These copies offer support by using red and blue lines throughout until the children become confident writers.
Revision / Assessment pages incorporated throughout.