Targeting Handwriting QLD Year 3 Student Book begins with revision of the Queensland Modern Cursive Alphabet, numerals and punctuation. The b ook focuses on joining - diagonal joins, drop-on joins, horizontal joins and letters that don't join and provides students with lots of practice pages. Also included in the book is a section on double-letter combinat ions and a consolidation section, which includes joins practice and tips on avoiding common errors. Writing is a vital, compelling form o f communication. Regular practice, three to four times a week, in fine m otor skills and in letter formation will ensure the development of good handwriting habits. To be competent writers, their handwriting needs to be fluent and legible. The teaching of handwriting is an essential part of the writing curriculum.