Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 4 Student Edition (2016 edition)

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 4 Student Edition (2016 edition)

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ISBN: 9781453117996
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TheZaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 4 Student Editionoffers easy step-by-step instruction and self-evaluation for cursive handwriting reinforcement, 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

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




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


Primary Subject
Handwriting
Grade
4
ISBN
9781453117996
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Zaner-Bloser
Weight
0.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 9.0" x 0.19"
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Cursive review.
Brooke L on Sep 4, 2021
It was the next one for my child
User on Mar 7, 2019
Cursive review.
Brooke L on Sep 4, 2021
Our favorite cursive handwriting books
User on Aug 13, 2021
It was the next one for my child
User on Mar 7, 2019
I needed a Zaner bloser handwriting student book for my Granddaughter, currently a 3rd grader. As a retired 4th grade teacher, I still have my Zaner Bloser Teacher manual, so I wanted to use something with which I was already familiar. Your website came up in my search, and your price was very reasonable.
Cathryn C on Feb 25, 2019
recommended
Melania A on Sep 17, 2018
My child needs it for school
Marjorie M on Jul 21, 2018
Want to reinforce cursive skills. Recommended by our curriculum.
Kirstin C on Jul 16, 2018
It teaches the same way I learned Handwriting.
Marina S on Jul 11, 2018
My kids have used them in the past
Joshua L on Jul 11, 2018
I've used other Zaner Bloser books and like them. Cost effective too.
Lauren G on Feb 6, 2018
My son just finished the Grade 3 cursive edition and we both like the format of this book.
Stacey B on Dec 30, 2017
I just purchase and hope it is good for my boys.
leiling c on Oct 9, 2017
We used Zaner-Bloser last year for 3rd and liked it, we will be using it again this year.
Christine S on Sep 5, 2017
this series works great
Melanie B on Aug 31, 2017
used it in the past and it is good
Robert D on Aug 9, 2017
I have done this series since grade 1.
Johanna A on Jun 13, 2017
Our favorite cursive handwriting books
User on Aug 13, 2021
I needed a Zaner bloser handwriting student book for my Granddaughter, currently a 3rd grader. As a retired 4th grade teacher, I still have my Zaner Bloser Teacher manual, so I wanted to use something with which I was already familiar. Your website came up in my search, and your price was very reasonable.
Cathryn C on Feb 25, 2019
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Excellent handwriting practice
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