Try writing the word wake. First use the circle-
and-stick letters. As you trace the letters, note how
often it's necessary to lift your pencil. The more times
a beginning writer has to lift a pencil, the harder it
becomes to make a legible letter. Now use the D'Nealian
letters. Note how few times you need to lift your pencil
and how smoothly the D'Nealian letters flow.
Circle-and-stick lower-case manuscript. 11
D'Nealian lower-case manuscript. 4 strokes.