It always amazes me how some beginning writers have such difficulty with remembering to put spaces between words--even after several months of demonstrations that include modeling the insertion of spaces between words. Spaces between words dramatically increases the readability of a a beginner's writing.
This technique works like a charm--it gets kids to include spaces between words effortlessly. I usually introduce this technique after a few months of writing lessons.
Step 1: Show Kids a Sentence That Is Missing Spaces
The first step in this lesson is to demonstrate writing without spaces between words. Show kids how difficult it is to read a sentence that is missing spaces. For example: "Iseeadog." Next, show kids what the sentence looks like with spaces. Ask the kids why the second sentence is easier to read.