I developed the road writing in response to a need that I found when working with some of my students. It is lines and curves that I printed on magnetic paper that look like roads. They are sized to use them to make letters. Roads seemed to me to be a natural progression to writing. You follow roads with toy cars, and then can progress to following them with a crayon.
Included in the digital download are files for:
- Big roads (straight and curved)
- Skinny roads (straight and curved)
- Big alphabet letters (upper and lower case)
- Skinny alphabet letters (upper and lower case)
- Big road maps (4 sections)
- Skinny road map (the 4 road maps combined on one page)
- Big road letters combined on lined paper for practice
- Practice alphabet pages (4 total)
- Road Font
It will be your job to print everything out. I recommend printing the big and skinny roads, and the skinny letters on magnet paper, and then a self stick laminating sheet over top. Then you cut them all out.
Print the big alphabet letters, road maps, and big road letters combined, and then laminate them back to back. This will give you capital letter on one side with lower case on the other, and colored road map on one side and white on the other.
With the maps, you can put the colored maps on one side and the white ones on the other. You can then use clear packing tape to tape them together in a way that lets you fold them. See picture below for tape pattern.
These files and documents are for personal use only, and are intended to be printed out and used by one individual during therapy or doing activities with children. They can be printed multiple times, but are only to be used by one adult/therapist.
A download of just the road maps that I made.
This is a download of just the big roads and the big letters to copy.
This is a download of just the skinny roads and the skinny letters. The skinny letters are formatted to print onto magnet paper along with the roads.
Below are some posts about road writing.
I ran across this little car on Amazon called the Doodle-Track Car . You draw a black line, and it has a sensor that will follow the line. I thought that this car would fit into my road theme, and kids would have fun drawing lines for the car to follow. I modified my road… [Continue Reading]
I am writing a lot about the roads that I made because I have been working on them for so long, and have been keeping myself from writing about them until they were done. I use the big roads and letters, and the maps the most. That could be because they are the ones that… [Continue Reading]
When I was using the road maps with some students, they had a very hard time following the paths, so I decided to simplify it even more. A couple of these kids had trouble drawing a line from one point to another. I figured a good transition would be having a car follow a road… [Continue Reading]
I have several kids that I work with who needed to get back to the basics of writing. Some of them could not even follow a path from one point to another. I got out my car mat, and had them follow the roads with their car and look for the places that I told… [Continue Reading]