Writing with Phonics K4 Manuscript
Handwriting instruction (manuscript) is found in the Writing with Phonics workbook and is correlated with the phonics instruction. Lessons are designed for 20 minutes per day through lesson 122 and then change to two days per week. The ABC Writing Tablet provides additional practice. Although the K4 Curriculum Lesson Plans (#010117) include writing lessons, they are referencing the cursive materials. Lesson plans solely for manuscript handwriting/penmanship are found in the K4 Manuscript Writing Curriculum Lesson Plans (060943).
K4 Handwriting is all about learning the letters – both upper and lower case – and the instruction order is based on letter strokes. Part of every lesson is a colorful picture that includes letter stroke practice. Letter formation is taught with little stories about where the letter “lives” in the lines house.