The word, emoticon, is a portmanteau; it was formed by combining two words: emotion and icon. Emoticons (also called smiley) are created using symbols and letters found on the keyboard and assist in quickly conveying feelings through email, text messaging and other forms of electronic media.
The early elementary years focus on teaching a child to be a proficient writer. As a child progresses, the emphasis shifts from writing instruction to ascertaining what a child can write. The articles below help a child become a proficient writer.
- How to Hold a Pencil - the key to writing neatly
- Handwriting for Kids - how to properly form each letter
- FREE Handwriting Worksheets - perfect practice makes perfect
- Handwriting Assessments - track a child's progress
The Writing Process
Writing By Grade