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 -OAT. Words: oat, boat, coat, goat, moat, bloat, shoat, float, gloat, stoat, throat, afloat, rowboat, raincoat, overcoat, petticoat.
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.