The 23rd of January is the International Handwriting Day. We mark it performing different activities and one of them is an exposition of the students’ exercise –books aiming to demonstrate quality of our work. We are considering a radical idea of improving pupil learning through a different approach to using exercise- books. English copy- books show a sense of progression through units and throughout the year. You can clearly see how a student is developing, you can see what attainment goals they are meeting and what their next steps should be. These copy books are not just pieces of paper. A good copy book gives a student ownership, it is theirs and they should be proud of it. An exercise books with handwriting is a live example of their personal development, it is a vast area for imagination.
The students of grades 101 and 111 who want to take their degree in English emphasize the importance of having excellent copy- books written in neat handwriting and illustrated by their own drawings or sketches. They are worth admiring. We promote creativity in Learning!