Most teachers agree, handwriting is important – but lots of things are important and it is hard to get it all in. Should you take precious time away from other learning activities to teach children how to print? Yes! Lots of children struggle and make letters in the craziest of ways. Sometimes their letters end up backwards, off the line or just hard to read. Children need to be taught the correct ways to make letters. Every day, spend one or two minutes on how to form letters. If you do not have a handwriting program at your school I suggest Handwriting Without Tears or this handy guide from Jan Richardson’s book, The Next Step to Guided Reading.