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Writing is a very difficult activity at the grade one level.

* The children must use all of their knowledge of letter names and sounds to sound out words they are trying to print.

* At home, help your child sound out words by saying each individual sound slowly and carefullly.

* They must then match a letter to each sound they hear.

* Practice is the key to improving knowledge and confidence. (e.g. Inventive spelling for boat: Say the sounds in boat–b-o-t. Printing boat would look like–bot.)