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BIC® Xtra Mechanical Pencils, Xtra Precision, 0.5 mm, Gray Barrel, Pack Of 12 Item # 827659
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Long-lasting BIC mechanical pencils help you stay prepared with plenty of lead. Each pencil contains an equivalent amount of lead as is found in 2 1/2 woodcase pencils. The clip attachment helps prevent the loss of your mechanical pencil, making it easier to use each one for a longer amount of time.
- These BIC mechanical pencils are great for a range of precision writing tasks.
- Each pencil contains 3 full-length leads that provide the equivalent of 2 1/2 woodcase pencils.
- Self-feeding design provides easy lead advancement.
- Built-in clip offers easy attachment to a pocket or notebook.
|pencil type||#2 fine|
|point size||0.5 mm|
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Writing Sparks CreativityAccording to an expert in educational psychology from the University of Washington, handwriting instruction benefits students' cognitive development as well as motor functioning. For example, some of the motor and cognitive tasks associated with handwriting are the following: ideation, text production, punctuation, planning, spelling, grammar.
Writing Builds Self-Confidence"Studies show that children who write frequently, both at school and at home, feel more confident in their writing abilities. This confidence translates into success in all academic subjects and in nonacademic environments as well." – Pam Allyn, Your Child’s Writing Life and "Prepare My Child for School: Early Childhood Education," U.S. Department of Education.
Writing Improves Cognitive Development
Experts recommend at least 15 minutes of handwriting instruction each day for students. Research has shown that improved handwriting skills have benefits for cognitive development, motor skills and can lead to improved writing skills and comprehension.
Source: Hanover Research (2012). The Importance of Teaching Handwriting in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: Hanover Research
Writing Betters School PerformanceHandwriting builds a solid foundation for school success. Research shows that handwriting is a foundational skill that can influence student’s reading, writing, language use, and critical thinking.