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Student practicing writing


What is writing? the act of putting thoughts into print. At its most basic level, students must learn the mechanics of encoding, which includes proper letter formation and the accurate matching of sounds to symbols in our alphabet. 

New to teaching writing? Start with our handwriting and letter formation skill explainer

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Student practicing writing

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