Tracing Letters A-Z | Handwriting Practice2020-08-10T13:25:17-04:00

Project Description

Tracing Letters A-Z | Handwriting Practice

For students to gain confidence in sharing their thoughts and opinions with others. Teaching students how to write requires lots of modeling, guided practice, and independent practice.

Download 1st Grade Handwriting Curriculum Guide

Major Handwriting Concepts and Skills

Identifying letters of the alphabet.
Visual perceptual skills.
Visual motor skills.
Following a sequence to form a letter.
Controlling the paper to stay within the lines.
Proper letter and number formation.
Understanding left to right progression.
Understanding top to bottom progression.
Tracking the movement of the hand, pencil, and paper.
Crossing mid-line and baseline skills.
Bilateral coordination skills.
Fine motor skills.
In-hand manipulation skills.

tracing letters

Tracing Uppercase Letters

In these worksheets, students practice tracing the uppercase letters followed by directions. Then, students practice writing the letters, each letter has a starting point.

All letters are based on Zaner-Bloser handwriting style. This handwriting practice has 5/8 inch horizontal ruling, red baseline, broken midline, with descender space and is suitable for first-grade students.

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Tracing Uppercase A

Anteater will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter A!

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Tracing Uppercase B

Bear will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter B!

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Tracing Uppercase C

Camel will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter C!

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Tracing Uppercase D

Dolphin will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter D!

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Tracing Uppercase E

Emu will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter E!

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Tracing Uppercase F

Fox will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter F!

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Tracing Uppercase G

Gopher will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter G!

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Tracing Uppercase H

Hamster will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter H!

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Tracing Uppercase I

Impala will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter I!

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Tracing Uppercase J

Jaguar will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter J!

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Tracing Uppercase K

Koala will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter K!

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Tracing Uppercase L

Lobster will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter L!

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Tracing Uppercase M

Mouse will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter M!

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Tracing Uppercase N

Nightingale will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter N!

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Tracing Uppercase O

Otter will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter O!

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Tracing Uppercase P

Pig will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter P!

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Tracing Uppercase Q

Quail will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter Q!

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Tracing Uppercase R

Rabbit will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter R!

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Tracing Uppercase S

Squirrel will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter S!

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Tracing Uppercase T

Tiger will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter T!

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Tracing Uppercase U

Umbrellabird will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter U!

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Tracing Uppercase V

Vulture will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter V!

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Tracing Uppercase W

Wolf will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter W!

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Tracing Uppercase X

X-ray fish will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter X!

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Tracing Uppercase Y

Yak will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter Y!

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Tracing Uppercase Z

Zebra will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter Z!

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Tracing Lowercase Letters

In these worksheets, students practice tracing the lowercase letters followed by directions. Then, students practice writing the letters, each letter has a starting point.

All letters are based on Zaner-Bloser handwriting style. This handwriting practice has 5/8 inch horizontal ruling, red baseline, broken midline, with descender space and is suitable for first-grade students.

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Tracing Lowercase A

Alligator will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter A!

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Tracing Lowercase B

Beaver will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter B!

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Tracing Lowercase C

Cat will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter C!

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Tracing Lowercase D

Deer will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter D!

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Tracing Lowercase E

Elephant will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter E!

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Tracing Lowercase F

Frog will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter F!

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Tracing Lowercase G

Goose will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter G!

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Tracing Lowercase H

Hippo will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter H!

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Tracing Lowercase I

Iguana will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter I!

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Tracing Lowercase J

Jellyfish will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter J!

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Tracing Lowercase K

Kangaroo will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter K!

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Tracing Lowercase L

Lion will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter L!

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Tracing Lowercase M

Monkey will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter M!

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Tracing Lowercase N

Narwhal will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter N!

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Tracing Lowercase O

Octopus will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter O!

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Tracing Lowercase P

Penguin will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter P!

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Tracing Lowercase Q

Queen Bee will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter Q!

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Tracing Lowercase R

Raccoon will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter R!

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Tracing Lowercase S

Skunk will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter S!

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Tracing Lowercase T

Toucan will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter T!

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Tracing Lowercase U

Urchin will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter U!

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Tracing Lowercase V

Vampire Bat will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter V!

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Tracing Lowercase W

Whale will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter W!

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Tracing Lowercase X

Xantus will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter X!

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Tracing Lowercase Y

Yellow Baboon will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter Y!

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Tracing Lowercase Z

Zorilla will help your child practice writing and tracing Letter Z!

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Order to Introduce Letters

  • Teach the uppercase letters before the lowercase letters. The uppercase letters mostly made from lines that make it easier for kids to write.
  • Teach the lowercase letters before the uppercase, because they are more common. The lowercase letters require fewer pencil lifts but require vertical, diagonal, horizontal and circular strokes. The child should master good prewriting skills to be able to write the lowercase letters.
  • Carnine order is tightly linked to phonics instructions. While students learn letter-sound correspondence, they also master to write these letters. Similar letters (d and b) are not taught together, letters with similar sounds (m and n) can be taught together.
    Carnine Order: a m t s i f d r o g l h u c b n k v e w j p y T L M F D I N A R H G B x q z J E Q

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