Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 3 Student Edition (2016 edition)

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 3 Student Edition (2016 edition)

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ISBN: 9781453117989
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TheZaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 3 Student Editionoffers easy step-by-step instruction and self-evaluation for manuscript handwriting review and transition to cursive, 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.

Category Description for Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 2016 Edition:

Zaner-Bloser At Home

This edition of the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 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




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


Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
3
ISBN
9781453117989
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Zaner-Bloser
Weight
0.8 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 9.0" x 0.31"
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My third grader will love going through this.
Rebecca S on Aug 23, 2022
Home school requirement
Fran M on May 25, 2021
My third grader will love going through this.
Rebecca S on Aug 23, 2022
curriculum selected by our classical christian school with homeschooling blend
michelle t on Jul 18, 2022
Home school requirement
Fran M on May 25, 2021
To accompany My Father's World Rome to Reformation
Ellen K on May 21, 2021
Required by school
Erica P on May 15, 2020
love it
User on Apr 16, 2020
Used with my older daughter. Like short concise lessons that enforce this style of cursive handwriting.
Christa A on Sep 8, 2019
Straightforward and short handwriting lessons. Colorful, clear, age appropriate. Great for the student who just wants to get it done.
Lara M on Aug 16, 2019
Former Teacher going to use to work with my grandchildren
Nancy F on May 21, 2019
Continuity
Sunshine H on May 14, 2019
used the 2nd grade book and was happy with my student's result.
Heather M on Mar 20, 2019
I choose Zaner-Bloser out of all the handwriting methods simply because it is the most aesthetic of the styles. My kids like the colorful pages and my third grader has been anxiously anticipating learning cursive.
Stephanie B on Jan 17, 2019
well trained mind classical education guide recommendation
User on Feb 26, 2018
this series works great
Melanie B on Aug 31, 2017
curriculum selected by our classical christian school with homeschooling blend
michelle t on Jul 18, 2022
To accompany My Father's World Rome to Reformation
Ellen K on May 21, 2021
Do the older editions of this book have more information on the paper so I'm not reliant on a QR code?
A shopper on Nov 12, 2021
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BEST ANSWER: I have the 2016 version and don't find the QR codes necessary at all. They are just an additional video of the letter being formed. You can complete the book without using the QR codes at all.
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I like this curriculum because it describes basic strokes in writing before even writing letters. It breaks writing letters down into a simpler concept.
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