Literacy writing worksheets Overview

Literacy writing worksheets
The reproducible Literacy writing worksheets offer
practice recognizing shapes as well as recognizing and
forming letters and numbers. Developing these skills is
foundational for preliterate, nonliterate, and semiliterate
students who are not yet ready to do tasks that require
them to read and write.
The Writing readiness worksheets (Worksheets 1–2)
prepare students for forming letters and numbers by
practicing lines and curves.
The Letter formation worksheets (Worksheets 3–14)
practice forming groups of capital and lowercase letters
according to stroke type: for example, horizontal and
vertical strokes as in E and L, diagonal strokes as in K
and Z, and circular strokes as in o and e. All the letters
in the English alphabet are formed from combinations
of these six strokes:
The Writing worksheets are arranged according to the
following sequence:
Writing readiness
Worksheet 1: Lines
Worksheet 2: Curves
Letter formation
Worksheet 3: L T F H I E
Worksheet 4: V W N M
Worksheet 5: A K Y X Z
Worksheet 6: O C G Q
Worksheet 7: D P R B
Worksheet 8: S U J
Worksheet 9: o c a e s
Worksheet 10: i r n m
Worksheet 11: u v w z x
Worksheet 12: l t f k
Worksheet 13: h b d
Worksheet 14: p g q y j
Letter practice
Worksheets 15–40: the alphabet
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The Letter practice worksheets (Worksheets 15–40)
help literacy students to relate the two forms of each
letter by practicing both the capital and lowercase
forms. There is one Letter practice worksheet for each
The Number formation worksheets (Worksheets 41–
43) provide practice forming groups of numbers
according to stroke type: for example, vertical,
horizontal, and diagonal strokes as in 4 and 7 and
circular strokes as in 0 and 3. The Number practice
worksheets (Worksheets 44–45) present the numbers in
order from 1 to 20.
Blank practice worksheets (Worksheets 46–47) are
provided in two sizes to give students additional
practice writing letters, numbers, and words. Worksheet
46 has a large writing grid suitable for students who are
beginners at forming letters or numbers. It matches the
print size of the left-hand pages of Units 1–5 in the
Ventures Literacy Workbook. Worksheet 47 has a
smaller writing grid suitable for students who are more
comfortable forming letters and numbers. It matches the
print size on the right-hand pages of Units 1–5 and the
left-hand pages of Units 6–10 in the Ventures Literacy
Number formation
Worksheet 41: 1 7 4
Worksheet 42: 9 2 5
Worksheet 43: 0 8 6 3
Number practice
Worksheet 44: 1–10
Worksheet 45: 11–20
Blank practice worksheets
Worksheet 46: large grid
Worksheet 47: small grid
How to use the Literacy writing
Provide worksheets to literacy Ss as an alternate
activity when a task in the Student’s Book requires
reading and writing skills beyond their level.
Make extra copies of the Letter formation and
Letter practice worksheets to have on hand in the
classroom so Ss can practice as much as they like.
Provide Ss with ample copies of the Blank practice
worksheets for further practice or classroom
activities. Many Ss are more comfortable writing
their answers within the lines of the writing grids.
Teaching tips · Literacy writing worksheets