Writing by Hand

(image by AndrewBuck)

(image by AndrewBuck)

The English alphabet has 26 letters, but 4 ways to write them!

  1. 26 uppercase (big, capital) print letters: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
  2. 26 lowercase (small) print letters: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
  3. 26 uppercase cursive letters (on the left)
  4. 26 lowercase cursive letters (on the left)

Capital letters are all the SAME SIZE.

Lowercase letters have different sizes. Some lines go up, some lines go down, but the circle of each letter is always on the line.

The way you write is called your handwriting. Everyone has different handwriting. Some people write very neatly (perfectly). Some write sloppily (messily). Do you think handwriting is important? If someone can read what you write, does it matter?

When do you write?

Maybe you don’t have many opportunities to write. Many people use computers. Our society doesn’t use handwriting a lot at all. But maybe you write by hand in these situations:

  • writing a note to your child’s teacher
  • filling out an application
  • filling out a timesheet
  • taking notes in class

Does handwriting help you learn?

Studies show that you learn more when you write by hand than when you type on a computer. The connection between your hand and your brain helps you learn more. This is why it’s important to take notes in class!

How do I write?


If you want to improve how you write, watch this video. Pay attention to the lowercase letters!

If you want to learn to write in cursive, watch this video:

If you want practice using handwriting sheets (good for teachers, too!), try www.handwritingworksheets.com.

Your Opinion

What do you think? Is handwriting important or not?

How do you write?

When do you write?

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