Writing on Paper

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Writing on Paper
Language - Writing
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PrerequisitesWriting on Chalkboard
Metal Insets
MaterialsMontessori writing paper

In this activity the child practices writing letters on paper.
The type of writing paper used is available to print below.



  1. Take the paper and pencil to a table. Turn the paper at an angle.
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  2. Show the child that the whole letter should fit on the stripe.
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  3. Show the child how to use a finger to space the letters.
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  4. If the child writes a letter that they are unhappy with, instead of erasing it, have them cross it out.
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  5. Ask the child which of the letters in the row they think is the nicest. Have them circle that letter.
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  6. Most lowercase letters fit on just the stripe.
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  7. Later show that some letters have parts that go above the stripe, and some have parts that go below the stripe.
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Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • A laminated sheet of Montessori writing paper and fine-point dry-erase marker could also be used.


  • Here is a chart showing a possible order in which letters could be introduced for handwriting.
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To Print

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Picture-Top 5 Lines Full Page 9 Lines Full Page 8 Pink Lines

Further Reading