The Start Spot of a letter is the exact spot where you put your pencil down to start writing the letter.
One of the most common errors I see when children write is that they start their letters at the bottom.
Starting all of the letters in the correct spot is important part of developing automaticity in writing.
Automaticity occurs when a child is able to quickly and easily write letters, words, and sentences without giving a thought to how to form the letters.
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There’s even a Start Spot Assessment on pages 10-11. Pages 12-13 are there as a reference and practice page (perfect to send home to parents!)