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Interactive Handwriting Practice Lessons (Numbers & Letters)

June 4, 2020
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Legible handwriting is an important skill every student must eventually learn.

With our online handwriting lessons, students can practice writing numbers and letters in D’Nealian and Zaner-Bloser fonts. These lessons also come with step-by-step instructions and videos to show students how to write each character correctly.

With Gynzy, you can have students practice their handwriting on the digital whiteboard, and make use of the content library that includes pre-made and customizable lessons to help teach students to write!

Practice Writing Print and Cursive Letters

When learning a skill as fundamental as handwriting, giving students multiple options for how they choose to write can be helpful.

Our handwriting lessons give students detailed instructions on how to write capital and lowercase letters in both print and cursive, in the D’Nealian and Zaner-Bloser fonts.

For younger students, our letter tracing templates are a great place to start.

Handwriting Letters - Zaner-Bloser Writing

Zaner-Bloser Writing

Practice handwriting with letters from Zaner-Bloser (Cursive).

Handwriting Letters - Zaner-Bloser Manuscript

Zaner-Bloser Manuscript

Practice handwriting with letters from Zaner-Bloser Manuscript.

handwriting Zaner-Bloser cursive letter m

All the letter diagrams come with arrows to guide the students writing. Lessons for print letters include numbered steps to show where and how students should pick up their “pencil.”

Handwriting Letters - D'Nealian Cursive

D'Nealian Cursive

Practice handwriting with letters from D'Nealian Cursive.

Handwriting Letters - D'Nealian Block

D'Nealian Block (Print)

Practice handwriting with letters from D'Nealian Block.

Writing Numbers in D’Nealian and Zaner-Bloser Font

The handwriting numbers lesson teaches students to write numbers in four different ways, so that they can experiment and find what works best for them.

Handwriting Numbers

Handwriting Numbers

Practice handwriting with numbers from D'Nealian or Zaner-Bloser.

Handwriting - Patterns

Handwriting Patterns

Practice handwriting with all sorts of writing patterns to support cursive writing.

When you choose a number in the style you’d like to practice, you are brought to a slide with plenty of room to practice writing the number chosen.

Each slide includes a video to help students visualize the motions required to write the number, including numbered instructions if it requires more than one stroke.

Tips & Tricks for Digital Handwriting Practice and Number Writing Practice

  • Embrace the interactive whiteboard: With their vibrant, touch-sensitive displays, interactive whiteboards (smartboards) bring handwriting lessons to life. Use them to create a hands-on experience that’s perfect for group participation.

  • Diversify fonts and styles: With access to different fonts, like D'Nealian or Zaner-Bloser, you’ll cater to diverse learning needs and support students’ different abilities.

  • Combine with traditional methods: Using both digital tools with traditional handwriting methods ensures a comprehensive skill set, balancing innovation with tried-and-true techniques. You’ll benefit from animations, guided strokes, and instant feedback, as well as the tactile experience of using pen and paper, which is crucial for developing fine motor skills and muscle memory.

About the author Nick SanGiacomo
Nick SanGiacomo
Nick enjoys writing and helping teachers get the most out of their interactive whiteboards using Gynzy. Additionally, he enjoys his side-gig of dog-sitting in his leisure time!

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