Using word families can help teach beginning spellers that words contain and share patterns. Use this word family list to introduce the sound of words ending with -ATE. Words: ate, late, mate, date, fate, rate, gate, hate, Kate, sate, crate, plate, skate, grate, slate, state, abate, create, debate, donate, relate, calculate.
Choose the handwriting style below:
Styles: Zaner-Bloser, Handwriting Without Tears (HWT), and D’Nealian.
Printing options: full color and black lines.
Zaner-Bloser. Forming letters straight up and down. Guideline: blue headline, red baseline, and dotted midline. An easy step-by-step approach.
Handwriting Without Tears. Forming letters using simple strokes. Guideline: simplified. Modern handwriting.
D’Nealian. Forming letters in slight slant and adding little tails to each letter. Guideline: blue headline, red baseline, and dotted midline. Easier transition to cursive.