Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 2C Student Edition (2016 edition)

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 2C Student Edition (2016 edition)

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ISBN: 9781453117972
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TheZaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 2C Student Editionoffers easy step-by-step instruction and self-evaluation for manuscript handwriting mastery and cursive basics, provides meaningful practice and application, and engages students with colorful, fun activities.

The newHandwriting Tutorfeatured throughout the Student Edition offers animated letter models and how-to videos which students can access immediately, at point of use, with any mobile device.

These materials are graded specifically and include both instruction and practice.


Category Description for Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 2016 Edition:

Zaner-Bloser At Home

The most current edition of the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting program, this program has a 2016 copyright and a few changes. The style that has defined "traditional" is coupled with materials that provide clear instruction in all aspects letter strokes, slants, spacing as well as lots of practice. Program components include a student book, a spiral-bound teacher book, and a reproducible practice book.

Obviously the heart of the program, the Student Edition features letter models with arrows, simplified stroke descriptions given for every letter that are easy to remember, an emphasis on self-evaluation (i.e. circle your best m, etc.), and constant legibility reminders (i.e. circle a word you wrote that has good slant). Grades K, 1, and 2M are manuscript instruction. Cursive writing instruction can begin in either Grade 2 (2C) or Grade 3. To give you an idea of the instruction path, the 2C book introduces cursive about halfway through the book with undercurve, downcurve, and overcurve letters. Each letter has a page that shows both the manuscript and the cursive form, its stroke description (i.e. for t: Undercurve, Slant; undercurve. Lift. Slide right.), and provides several lines for first tracing the letters, then practicing the letter by itself and then with other letters already learned. Each page has a color photo of some item that starts with the letter (i.e. tractor). New to the 2016 edition is QR Code access to the online Handwriting Tutor. There are QR codes interspersed on the practice pages. These take the student to online demonstrations such as paper placement, letter stroke formation, and troubleshooting potential problems like spacing and slant.

I really like the program's emphasis on self-checking - looking back over what has been written and choosing the best example of a letter or a legibility factor. Z-B identifies four Keys to Legibility (Shape, Size, Spacing, and Slant) and little key icons provide reminders to look for good examples. Cursive strokes are introduced in this order: curves, slants, joinings. Uppercase letters are introduced last. Manuscript strokes are introduced in this order: verticals, horizontals, backward circles, forward circles, and slants. The books are colorful, employ a wide variety of cross-curricular content, and provide lots of practice. In general, they're engaging and easy to follow. Student books each include a section on writing positions and make provisions for left-handed writers. Grades K, 1, 2M, and 2C student books have a horizontal orientation with portrait orientation starting in Grade 3. Each grade level book starts with a review of previous material.

The Practice Book is a collection of reproducible black and white masters for extra practice pages. Most Student Edition pages have one or two coordinating pages from the Practice Book.

The Teacher Editions are wraparound with reduced student pages with a 1 (Model) 2 (Practice) 3 (Evaluate) approach. In addition to background information and articles on handwriting and literacy, page-by-page helps include suggestions for differentiation (i.e. teaching to different learning abilities struggling or advanced learners) and teaching to different learning styles as well as support for English Language Learners. Use of the Practice Book is coordinated in the TE. The TEs provide particular help in evaluation and in teaching the student how to self-evaluate. Tips From an Occupational Therapist is an on-going sidebar which includes gross and fine motor development activities. Included with the K through Grade 2 TEs is a Music, Mazes and More CD-ROM which features sing-along songs with printable song lyrics as well as optional practice pages. Each TE also includes an evaluation poster showing five different quality levels of handwriting.

There are several ways to purchase the materials for this program. We sell the Student Edition by itself and there is enough instruction and modeling in those books that it could be a stand alone option. However, if you think youll need more practice or you need more support in teaching, youll want to look at one of the bundles. Bundle options include: Student Edition plus Practice Book; Student Edition plus Teacher Edition; and Student Edition, Teacher Edition, and Practice Book. Please note that there is only a Student Edition for Grades 7/8. This is a catch-up type of book that includes both manuscript and cursive instruction with some practice and an emphasis on legibility.

Student books are 95 160 pgs, pb (largest books are the lower/middle elementary grades). Practice books are 60 110 pgs, pb. Teacher books are 110 180 pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice




Category Description for Zaner-Bloser Handwriting:
Zaner-Bloser At Home

Yes, it really is THE Zaner-Bloser handwriting program. After years of labeling programs as "similar to" or "in the style of," we are finally able to carry the official Z-B program. It's easy to see why it has such a stellar reputation. The style that has defined "traditional" is coupled with materials that provide clear instruction in all aspects - letter strokes, slants, spacing - as well as lots of practice. Program components include a student book, a spiral-bound teacher book, and a reproducible practice book.

Obviously the heart of the program, the Student Edition features letter models with arrows, simplified stroke descriptions given for every letter that are easy to remember, an emphasis on self-evaluation (i.e. circle your best m, etc.), and constant legibility reminders (i.e. circle a word you wrote that has good slant). Grades K, 1, and 2M are manuscript instruction. Cursive writing instruction can begin in either Grade 2 (2C) or Grade 3. To give you an idea of the instruction path, the 2C book introduces cursive about halfway through the book with undercurve, downcurve, and overcurve letters. Each letter has a page that shows both the manuscript and the cursive form, its stroke description (i.e. for t: Undercurve, Slant; undercurve. Lift. Slide right.), and provides several lines for first tracing the letters, then practicing the letter by itself and then with other letters already learned. Each page has a color photo of some item that starts with the letter (i.e. tractor). I really like the program's emphasis on self-checking - looking back over what has been written and choosing the best example of a letter or a legibility factor. Z-B identifies four Keys to Legibility (Shape, Size, Spacing, and Slant) and little key icons provide reminders to look for good examples. Cursive strokes are introduced in this order: curves, slants, joinings. Uppercase letters are introduced last. Manuscript strokes are introduced in this order: verticals, horizontals, backward circles, forward circles, and slants. The books are colorful, employ a wide variety of cross-curricular content including poetry, and provide for lots of practice. In general, they're engaging and easy to follow. Student books each include a section on writing positions and make provisions for left-handed writers. Grades K, 1, 2M, and 2C student books have a horizontal orientation with portrait orientation starting in Grade 3. Each grade level book starts with a review of previous material.

The Practice Book is a collection of reproducible black and white masters for extra practice pages. Most Student Edition pages have one or two coordinating pages from the Practice Book.

The Teacher Editions are wraparound with reduced student pages with a 1 (Model) - 2 (Practice) - 3 (Evaluate) approach. In addition to background information and articles on handwriting and literacy, page-by-page helps include suggestions for differentiation (i.e. teaching to different learning abilities - struggling or advanced learners) and teaching to different learning styles as well as support for English Language Learners. Use of the Practice Book is coordinated in the TE. The TEs provide particular help in evaluation and in teaching the student how to self-evaluate. Tips From an Occupational Therapist is an on-going sidebar which includes gross and fine motor development activities. Included with the K through Grade 2 TEs is a Music, Mazes and More CD-ROM which features sing-along songs with printable song lyrics as well as optional practice pages. Each TE also includes an evaluation poster showing five different quality levels of handwriting.

There are several ways to purchase the materials for this program. We sell the Student Edition by itself and there is enough instruction and modeling in those books that it could be a stand alone option. However, if you think you'll need more practice or you need more support in teaching, you'll want to look at one of the bundles. Bundle options include: Student Edition plus Practice Book; Student Edition plus Teacher Edition; and Student Edition, Teacher Edition, and Practice Book. Please note that there is only a Student Edition for Grades 7/8. This is a catch-up type of book that includes both manuscript and cursive instruction with some practice and an emphasis on legibility.

Student books are 95 - 160 pgs, pb (largest books are the lower/middle elementary grades). Practice books are 60 - 110 pgs, pb. Teacher books are 110 - 180 pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice




Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
2
ISBN
9781453117972
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Zaner-Bloser
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 10.88" x 0.25"
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Have used it previously. Nice format. Clear instructions.
sarah s on Sep 24, 2019
Curriculum list for school program
Jamie C on May 29, 2019
Have used it previously. Nice format. Clear instructions.
sarah s on Sep 24, 2019
I liked the style of cursive for Grade 3, and decided to have my younger children use the same program.
User on Jul 13, 2019
Curriculum list for school program
Jamie C on May 29, 2019
My daughter had success with the 1st grade version of this and she was ready to move on to cursive.
Jessica T on Mar 23, 2019
Our second grader is not learning cursive in school and she is interested in learning.
Caroline P on Mar 6, 2019
I have had success with this program before and wanted to use it again.
Marie P on Mar 4, 2019
I've used this curriculum for 1st and 3rd graders with great success. So, I thought I would give the 2nd grade curriculum a try as well.
Heather E on Dec 10, 2018
Lines and Capital I's and J's
Rebekah H on Dec 5, 2018
it was recommended by a peer
Melissa F on Nov 4, 2018
required for school
Christina V on Aug 7, 2018
Just needed a simple handwriting book.
Kim on Aug 5, 2018
I like the font because it's similar to how I learned it. The book covers both manuscript and cursive, which is what my son wanted to do this year so it's perfect.
Junelle G on Aug 3, 2018
It looks thorough, clearly explained and colorful.
Rachel S on Aug 2, 2018
Recommended in The Well-Trained Mind
Katy M on Jul 24, 2018
school curriculum list
Megan T on May 15, 2018
Daughter is using this in school and is very excited about cursive handwriting, and would like to practice at home as well.
Linda H on Mar 20, 2018
A friend recommended this program for learning cursive.
Courtney M on Mar 1, 2018
We were happy with prior levels used.
Joel E on Jan 9, 2018
It was used at the school I taught in.
Jen P on Oct 6, 2017
My second grader wants to start cursive, but she also needs to work on improving how she shapes her manuscript writing. This book should make us both happy.
Intisar K on Sep 7, 2017
Recommended by Susan Wise Bauer
Corene S on Aug 14, 2017
same good product
Robert D on Aug 9, 2017
I liked the style of cursive for Grade 3, and decided to have my younger children use the same program.
User on Jul 13, 2019
My daughter had success with the 1st grade version of this and she was ready to move on to cursive.
Jessica T on Mar 23, 2019
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Great handwriting book for my 2nd grader!
December 3, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Half of it is cursive
I was a bit disappointed in this handwriting book. My son is in the 2nd grade and still isn't ready for cursive. I think 2nd grade is a little too early for cursive. He previously did the Handwriting without tears 2nd grade book, but the 3rd grade book is all about cursive. I simply wanted a different handwriting book for 2nd grade that didn't involve cursive. This book I knew had some in it, but I hoped for mostly print material, but discovered that the whole last half is cursive. If you are looking for both print and cursive this book will probably work fine for you. I will likely save the last half of this book for his 3rd grade year.
November 9, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago

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