Letters that reach the top broken line are referred to as ‘tall’ letters. Letters that sit between the two solid lines are ‘short’ letters and those which reach the bottom broken line are ‘tail’ letters. Here are some examples:
Lowercase letters are grouped into the following letter families.
The straight line family Letters based on a single vertical line
When children are ready, they are taught when, how and when not to (we call these break letters) join letters together. Have a look at our example again to see where these break letters are: