Even in this technological age, handwriting is used for over 50 pre cent of classroom time. We know that struggling with handwriting hinders learning and achievement, while the benefits of fluent and legible writing are well documented. Julie Bennett covers all bases including: teaching, improving and trouble-shooting handwriting. Starting with the basics such as: seating, posture, paper and writing implements, she moves on to remedying problems, eg handwriting which is illegible, poorly formed, incorrectly or inconsistently joined, a mixture of upper and lower case, etc. A chapter on troubleshooting covers matters such as motor co-ordination, left-handers and writing speed and is followed with a treasure trove of resources: schemes, aids, software, websites and books galore. Whether you teach very young children, teenagers or adults the "Handwriting Pocketbook" is a 'must have' resource.