I then call students up to the board and let them draw the large letter on the whiteboard at the front of the classroom. (They love to do anything that the teacher usually does).
We then progress to writing the letter on our Saxon phonics worksheets (small). However, I always have a number of students who can benefit from a more focused practice time with writing. How do you get students to practice writing who may struggle with dysgraphia (difficulty with writing) or just hate the writing process altogether? Try something new!!
I saw these single line write and wipe off boards at Lakeshore Learning.
These are perfect because there are only three lines for the students to refer to....blue at the top, red at the bottom, and lined in the middle. I put them in a center and placed these letter lines with them. I explained that the students could use them when they finished their classwork to write, letter, their names, and words from around the room. Let me tell you, they were MOTIVATED!!! Click on the pictures above to see how you can order a set if you like. They are slightly cheaper when bought in sets of 10.
Another fun thing I introduced to make writing fun was these gel boards found at http://www.gelboard.com.